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A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard
  

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

NewGen - YA Fiction   Summer Reading   
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Skip's an outsider. He's never fitted in. So he takes to the streets and there he teams up with homeless veteran Billy. Then come the bombs which bring little Max and Tia, the teenage dancer with a tiny baby. How long can Skip's fragile new family hold out as war grips the city?

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A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard

Skip's an outsider. He's never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it's better than the one he's left behind, especially when he teams up with homeless veteran Billy. Then come the bombs which bring little Max and Tia, the sad teenage dancer with a tiny baby, into Skip and Billy's world. Scavenging for food, living on love and imagination - how long can Skip's fragile new family hold out as war grips the city? A moving tale of hope and survival, set in a bleak, war-torn world.

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'Be prepared to be moved, enchanted, heartbroken and uplifted all at the same time by this wonderfully poignant novel' LibraryMice blogger


About the Author

Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is an award-winning Australian author of twelve picture books, seven fiction titles for younger readers and three young adult novels. Australian, she left school at 15 and went straight out to work, unable to fulfil her writing dreams. At the age of 45 she found herself out of a job and her children grown up. She began to write and hasn't stopped since, winning many awards in Australia for her picture books and fiction. With her appearance on the Carnegie shortlist this year, her writing is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the UK.

All titles in the Kingdom of Silk series have won or been shortlisted for every major book prize in Australia: the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and WA Premier's Literary Awards.

Glenda's novel, The Stars at Oktober Bend has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.

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Publication date

1st June 2017

Author

Glenda Millard

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Publisher

Old Barn Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
Summer Reading


ISBN

9781910646076

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