The Bower Bird (Paperback)Ann Kelley (author)
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Winner of the 2007 Costa award, this title continues the story of Gussie, a precocious young girl diagnosed with a rare heart condition. Despite her health problems, she is determined to live life to the fullest, experiencing typical adolescent woes such as love and strained relations with her parents. Never complaining, she offers a direct and honest insight about herself and the world around her, bringing this poignant, charming and oddly optimistic tale to life.
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 203 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 15 mm
Brilliant - THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
I'm pleased to be able to announce that Gussie has lived to see another day with Kelley capturing so beautifully Gussie's optimism and hope. - SUE BAKER'S PERSONAL CHOICE, PUBLISHING NEWS
The world of life and death, beauty and truth seen through the eyes of a 12 year old girl. A rare and beautiful book of lasting quality - we felt this is a voice that needs to be heard and read. - COSTA AWARD JUDGES
It's a lovely book - lyrical, funny, full of wisdom. Gussie is such a dear - such a delight and a wonderful character, bright and sharp and strong, never to be pitied for an instant. - HELEN DUNMORE, author of 'Ingo'