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Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a Skellig for a new generation, from the author of The Bone Sparrow, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016.
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Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a SKELLIG for a new generation, from the author of THE BONE SPARROW, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016. Some stories need to be told...A moving, beautifully-written and poignant novel about child trafficking and the search for freedom. Kept by a ruthless gang, three children manage to escape from slavery. But freedom isn't just waiting on the outside. Separated, scared and looking after a small child, Esra will do whatever she can to reunite with her friend Miran, who was captured by the police - the police who she mustn't trust. Hiding in the shadows of the forest, Esra is found by a local boy, a boy with his own story. Together they will create a man out of mud. A man who will come to life and lead them through a dark labyrinth of tunnels until they finally have the courage the step above ground. Until they finally have the courage to speak their story. Until they finally have the courage to be free.
The writing is beautiful and the message of survival and bravery a universal one THE BOOKSELLER
Think of it as a powerful polemic, yes, but also think of it as a story of the redeeming power of friendship and the vital nature of storytelling The Bookbag
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
|Publication date:||13th July 2017|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Collections:||40 unmissable magic realist reads - “It’s real-life, but not as we know it”,|
|Categories:||Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Social issues (Children's / Teenage),|
Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.More About Zana Fraillon