Finding Violet Park (Paperback)Jenny Valentine (author)
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A stunning new look for Jenny Valentine's debut novel, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
The mini cab office was up a cobbled mews with little flat houses either side. That's where I first met Violet Park, what was left of her. There was a healing centre next door, a pretty Sixteen-year-old Lucas Swain becomes intrigued by the urn of ashes left in a cab office. Convinced that its occupant - Violet Park - is communicating with him, he contrives to gain possession of the urn, little realising that his quest will take him on a voyage of self-discovery and identity, forcing him to finally confront what happened to his absent (and possibly dead) father...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Praise for Jenny Valentine:
'Valentine has the essential storyteller's gift of making you want to read on - and to know more even after the book is finished.' Guardian
'The award-winning Valentine has a keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of young children, and the rhythms of family life.' The Bookseller
'[Valentine] has a wonderful ability to take readers right into the hearts and souls of her central characters, and reading her is always a truly vicarious experience.' The Bookbag
Praise for Finding Violet Park:
"Finding Violet Park is a wonderful debut." Guardian
"Ultra-original and brilliantly written, this will have you laughing and crying, too." Mizz
"Clever and totally assured, it is hard to believe that this is a first novel from a new author... [an] ingenious novel from a writer who already has much to offer. *****" Nicholas Tucker, Books for Keeps
"Memorable and well-paced, this is a book to help young people grow in spite of adversity." Carousel
"This is terrific stuff and quite unlike anything else I've come across.... a powerful and compelling story." Inis
"First-time author Jenny Valentine has an original and exciting voice." Writing Magazine
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