Scavengers (Paperback)Darren Simpson (author)
A unique coming-of-age story with a jaw-dropping secret at its heart, Scavengers is an unforgettable, contemporary twist on The Jungle Book meets Stig of the Dump.
"Extraordinary...a hugely compassionate and sophisticated novel about inclusion and exclusion." - The Observer
"Stayed with me long after I finished it...a hard-to-put-down tale of tweenage derring-do." - The Guardian
A Guardian/Observer Best Book of the Year
Nominated for the Northern Ireland Book Award
A School Librarian Best Book by a Debut Author
Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge
Selected for Empathy Lab's Read for Empathy Collection
Landfill has lived his whole life as a scavenger, running with wooflings, swimming with turtles and feasting on whatever he can catch.
Old Babagoo has always looked after him, on one condition. Follow Babagoo's rules. And the most important rule of all is NEVER go beyond the wall. But Landfill longs to venture Outside. And some rules are made to be broken.
Darren Simpson's exhilarating storytelling will make you think about the world differently in this urgent, compelling tale for our times.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 200 x 141 x 22 mm
A book unlike any other – I was totally unprepared for the twists! - Alex Wheatle, Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Extraordinary... A hugely compassionate, sophisticated novel. - The Observer
This coming-of-age novel raises questions about the throwaway culture and the building of walls. - Socialist Review
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“Unearthing a gem”
Scavengers is a page-turner from the start, an unrelentingly vivid and compelling setup, its detail, sometimes visceral, bursting with memorable imagery, making a gripping and hugely entertaining read.
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