The Lost Soul Atlas (Paperback)
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The Lost Soul Atlas (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 23/07/2020
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A magnificent fable that straddles reality and the afterlife, Fraillon’s enigmatic work speaks to a tender relationship on the fringes of society and the ultimate betrayal that shatters the illusion of harmony. Lyrically written and full of memorable images, The Lost Soul Atlas is a tour de force of intelligent, emotionally resonant fiction.

A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together what happened, and try to find his way home ...

Twig is alone as a newly-made street kid after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other.

But then Twig wakes up in the Afterlife with just a handful of memories from Earth and one big question ... how did he get there?

Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic story that spans a city, a decade, and the divide of life and death itself. From the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510106826
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A wise and profound fable, beautifully told and deeply affecting.' - Anthony McGowan, winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal

'[this book uses] a richness of language that both exhilarates and makes you cry. It is both timeless and ageless having a wide appeal. A powerful read I would highly recommend. -- Tricia Adams' - LoveReading4Schools

'Every night as I finish 50 pages and close the book, I say to myself this is the book I want to be reading when I die. Like the Egyptians, I want to wake up in another life holding The Atlas of Lost Souls to remember the amazingly talented, erudite, imaginative writer Zana Fraillon - Juvenile fiction it is not. YA fiction it is not. This is a book for each one of us.' - Eltham Bookshop

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“A tale of bravery and loyalty and friendship”

“Impossible is just what they say when they don’t want you to try.”

The Lost Soul Atlas is the third novel by Australian author, Zana Fraillon. When Twig unexpectedly finds himself in the After Life, he has only... More

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“Following your heart and righting wrongs.”

I have literally just finished The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon and have to say that it took my breath away. It’s aimed at older children/teens/YA but it blew me away. It’s a thoughtful tale about a boy named Twig... More

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“‘Ohhhhh, scrimpkins Scrimpity scrumpity scrimpkins. Nonono…’”

‘Well, I may have read it a little wrongly, like. Because it wasn’t sandwiches so much as Sand Witches. They is a bit like mosquitos. Except that they is the size of large rats and wear pointy black hats, and they... More

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