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Comity is puzzling over one of life’s mysteries: why are people racist? Since her mum died of snakebite, Aboriginal yard boy Fred has been her only friend. Yet her father’s new assistant plays such cruel games with him… A dangerous fight for justice in the remote outback: this is kind of like an Aussie Holes (with an equally creepy villain). Dust, fierce heat, friendship, courage and stellar writing by a truly great storyteller. Plus, how can you argue with a first line like ‘The piano arrived too late to stop the sky falling in’?

  • A Carnegie Medal shortlisted novel by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • “A clear-sighted, beautifully written examination of racism and courage” – Metro
  • Geraldine’s novels include The Kite Rider and Peter Pan in Scarlet
  • She has published over 160 books and won a host of major awards

This book contains mature content.

Product Details

Catalogue number

8328 in Secondary Rewards 2017/18 and 5915 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781409570516

Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

May 1st, 2014

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.1; Middle years; 9.0 points

Other details
  • 304 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Geraldine McCaughrean

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Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attended Christ Church College of Education but instead of teaching chose to work for a magazine publishing house. Her favourite assignments included the best-selling children’s partworks Storyteller and Little Storyteller. Only in 1988 did she become a full-time writer. Since then, Geraldine has established herself as one of the most exciting children’s writer’s today.

She often visits nearby schools to talk about being a writer and play story-making games, and, of course, to find out what the really important people – the readers – are thinking.

In 2004, the Great Ormond Street Hospital trustees launched the search for an author to write the sequel to J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s novel Peter Pan. Geraldine was chosen from over 200 applicants, and Peter Pan in Scarlet became a bestseller in 2006.

Geraldine and her husband John live in Berkshire and have one teenage daughter, Ailsa. In all, Geraldine has written over 140 books, mostly for children, as well as plays and poetry, and has been published in 25 languages.

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