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Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

From the author of the STONEHEART TRILOGY comes a compelling adventure for younger fans of THE BOOK THIEF and SHADOW OF THE WIND.

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ISBN 9780340997338
Barcode 9780340997338
Published 8 January 2013 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fletcher, Charlie

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ISBN-13 9780340997338
ISBN-10 0340997338
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 8 January 2013
International Publication Date 3 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fletcher, Charlie
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 354g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 275951

Description of this Book

Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World's End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness? It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway. If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates - then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Far Rockaway has been longlisted for the Carnegie Book Award 2013.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013 (UK)
NZ Review A glorious adventure. -- Scotsman 20111210

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Author's Bio

Charlie Fletcher has worked in film editing for the BBC on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He`s written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros, among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television. He still thinks that being a film editor is a pretty damn fine way to learn about story-telling in general, and narrative structure and pacing in particular. Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer.

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