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River Boy

by Tim Bowler

River Boy Synopsis

Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He's determined to finish his last painting, 'River Boy', before he goes. At first Jess can't understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete - before it's too late . . .

River Boy Press Reviews

This is an elegiac novel for teenagers about coming to terms with death and bereavement. * The Guardian * One of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction * The Independent * River Boy is strong on mood and atmosphere. * The Guardian * Haunting, poetic and written with great feeling. * The Mail on Sunday * River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic . . . You are not the same person at the end of this book. * Carnegie Medal judges *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192754448
Publication date: 7th September 2006
Author: Tim Bowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage),

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