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Far Rockaway

by Charlie Fletcher

Far Rockaway Synopsis

Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World's End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness? It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway. If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates - then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Far Rockaway has been longlisted for the Carnegie Book Award 2013.

Far Rockaway Press Reviews

Charlie Fletcher produces tight enthralling stories. * School Librarian * Engrossing story full of heart-stopping moments. * Primary Times * A fast-paced adventure set in Manhattan, with a fabulous heroine. * Angels & Urchins * Full of wisdom, sharply-drawn imagery, great characters and an ending worthy of all the pages behind it. * Reading Zone * Inventive mash up between modern fiction and the classics. * Daily Record * Celebrates the power of narrative to give meaning and richness to our concept of ourselves and our lives. * Carousel * This is pure adventure for readers who love being drawn into descriptive, fascinating, real worlds. **** * Books For Keeps * Brilliantly juxtaposes a mythic world with twenty-first century reality. * School Librarian * A glorious adventure. * Scotsman * A fast-paced adventure set in Manhattan with a fabulous heroine, who even boys will adore * Angels & Urchins * [An] engrossing story full of heart-stopping moments * Primary Times * Full of wisdom, sharply-drawn imagery, great characters and an ending worthy of all the pages behind it * Reading Zone * A fine book * The Sunday Times * This book champions adventure of all kinds; personal, familial and literary * Carousel * Rippling with an undercurrent of the themes of death, grief and making the most of life, this is pure adventure for readers who love being drawn into descriptive, fascinating real worlds * Books for Keeps * Brilliantly juxtaposes a mythic world with twenty-first century reality ... wonderful swashbuckling action * School Librarian * Stunning * The Sunday Telegraph * A glorious adventure * The Scotsman * Charlie Fletcher produces tight, enthralling stories * School Librarian * [An] inventive mashup between modern fiction and the classics * Daily Record (Glasgow) *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340997338
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: Charlie Fletcher
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Charlie Fletcher

Charlie Fletcher has worked in film editing for the BBC on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He`s written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros, among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television. He still thinks that being a film editor is a pretty damn fine way to learn about story-telling in general, and narrative structure and pacing in particular. Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer.

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