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Maggot Moon (Paperback)
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Maggot Moon (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/01/2013
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A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion Winner of the Carnegie Medal and a 2012 Costa Award winner. Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish. Now set in a font specially developed for dyslexic readers.

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471400445
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book. -- Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of HOW I LIVE NOW
The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice... -- Lorna Bradbury * The Telegraph *
startlingly original, horribly gripping ... an inspirational [story] which deserves many prizes. -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
This novel is a celebration of the refusal of the human spirit to be crushed and in Standish, Gardner has created a hero to be cherished. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *
... a unique and compelling read * The Bookseller (Children's Booksellers' Choice: September) *
Maggot Moon is a fast-paced, tough and heartbreaking story. I loved it * We Love This Book *
... Maggot Moon is an unusual, deeply moving and thought-provoking story, which has clear potential to become a modern classic * Booktrust's 'September book we like' *
... a remarkable novel * Books for Keeps *
This novel will just blow you away -- Emma Louise Pennell * Waterstones Chichester *
a story that is rich in drama and ideas -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids *
Quite simply, it is a book you have to read. * Bookbag *
Fans of the dystopia genre and conspiracy theorists alike will be flipping the pages of this gem. The story moves at a gripping pace with clever use of language, providing vivid characterization ad setting, while the unexpected twists in the plot will leave readers stunned * Recommended Reads, Children's Books Ireland *
[Standish's] use of language because of (not despite of) his dyslexia is idiosyncratic poetry, full of fizzing wordplay and deadpan humour. Gardner's novels have always been thought-provoking but she flexes her writing muscles here and Standish is an utterly unique creation, impossible not to love. * The Scotsman *
A novel for the square pegs, and for those who try to make them fit. Readers need to come to this book armed with imagination - which is kind of the point. It's part-fable, part-dystopian, and wholly brilliant * Big Issue Scotland *

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“Powerful, moving and harrowing”

Sally Gardner is one of my favourite authors and yet again she does not disappoint. This is an extremely powerful, moving and sometimes harrowing read with echoes of 1984. The main character, and hero of the book,... More

Paperback edition
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“Adult edition”

The beautiful cover of this edition alone makes the book worthy of a read. Thankfully though, the story is outstanding too!
Unique and brilliantly written. Gardner's novel definately has echoes of Nineteen Eighty... More

Paperback edition
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“I loved this”

I am not sure where Sally Gardner comes up with her stories as they are all so different but are all brilliantly written. Maggot Moon is the story of Standish Treadwell, a dyslexic misfit in a regime where anyone who... More

Hardback edition
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