Jackdaw Summer (Paperback)
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Jackdaw Summer (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 03/10/2013
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Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.

And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget...

A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9780340881996
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Thought-provoking... poetic. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) * The Sunday Times *
A rich and satisfying tale of lives turned around...sharp and snappy as well as thoughtful. * The Observer *
This gripping novel, beautifully crafted, is David Almond writing at the top of his game. Readers will be thinking and talking about it long after they've finished reading. * Bookfest *
An outstanding novel, truly a challenging and thought-provoking read. * Books Quarterly *
A vivid and unnerving portrayal of raw adolescent emotion. As ever, Almond's wiritng is lucid and accessible, and the novel's themes of acceptance and tolerance are complex and challenging. * The Bookseller *
Another brilliant novel from a master storyteller. * Carousel *
This evocative, intelligent and moving novel amounts to an essay about the potential savagery in human nature. Simultaneously poetic and down-to-earth. * The Sunday Times *
Almond is a master storyteller. there is more than enough in this brooding story to keep readers engrossed right up to its near-cataclysmic ending. * The Independent *
Unsettling but, as ever, beautifully written. * Daily Mail *
Almond's writing is like the perfect outfit - it may look casual, but everything fits just right. * The Sunday Times *
This gripping new novel by Almond cleverly explores themes of loyalty, savagery, friendship and goodness in an accessible and contemporary way. An expertly written novel that is intensely moving. * School Librarian *
Nobody since William Golding captures so perfectly the savage intensity that underlies the joshing of young teenage males. * The Herald *
One of the finest writers of children's novels today. Jackdaw Summer is a wonderful piece of writing for children - unsettling yet poetic. Nobody evokes childhood like Almond. * The Guardian *
This is a novel of power and beauty. * The Daily Telegraph *
Thought-provoking poetic stuff from the author of Skellig. * The Sunday Times *
'a book of startling quality and tremendous beauty' * The Bookbag *
'Another brilliant novel from a master storyteller.' * Carousel *
Unsettling but, as ever, beautifully written. * Daily Mail *
'... exceptional, delicate writing ... make a moving and thoughtful story told with exceptional elegance.' * Julia Eccleshare *
'exquisite prose which sparkles off the page' * Writeaway *

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