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The Lost Soul Atlas

by Zana Fraillon

The Lost Soul Atlas Synopsis

A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together what happened, and try to find his way home ... Twig is alone as a newly-made street kid after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other. But then Twig wakes up in the Afterlife with just a handful of memories from Earth and one big question ... how did he get there? Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic story that spans a city, a decade, and the divide of life and death itself. From the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.

The Lost Soul Atlas Press Reviews

Every night as I finish 50 pages and close the book, I say to myself this is the book I want to be reading when I die. Like the Egyptians, I want to wake up in another life holding The Atlas of Lost Souls to remember the amazingly talented, erudite, imaginative writer Zana Fraillon - Juvenile fiction it is not. YA fiction it is not. This is a book for each one of us. * Eltham Bookshop * [this book uses] a richness of language that both exhilarates and makes you cry. It is both timeless and ageless having a wide appeal. A powerful read I would highly recommend. -- Tricia Adams * LoveReading4Schools * A wise and profound fable, beautifully told and deeply affecting. -- Anthony McGowan, winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510106826
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Author: Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Social issues (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon worked as a primary school teacher before becoming a full-time writer of fiction and picture books for young children. She is the author of The Ones That Disappeared and The Bone Sparrow, which won the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2017, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children's Book Prize, and has garnered widespread critical acclaim. Zana lives in Victoria, Australia, with her husband and three children.

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