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Feather Boy

Feather Boy
  

Robert Nobel, the school pariah, triumphs over his own fears and the school bully, in this extraordinary tale of self-empowerment, legend and death.

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ISBN 9780007332007
Barcode 9780007332007
Published 10 June 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, edition
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Author(s) By Singer, Nicky
Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007332007
ISBN-10 0007332009
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 10 June 2010
International Publication Date 1 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, edition
Edition edition
Author(s) By Singer, Nicky
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category School Stories
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Bullying, Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 95168

Description of this Book

Robert Nobel, the school pariah, triumphs over his own fears and the school bully, in this extraordinary tale of self-empowerment, legend and death. Robert is a boy who can do anything -- or so old Edith Sorrel at the nursing home tells him. Robert doesn't think so, knowing as he does that he is the school geek. But something compels him to do what Edith asks -- to visit old Chance House, where a boy once fell to his death from the top floor flat, to confront his fears and find some answers. Niker the bully thinks this is a great laugh. He challenges Robert to spend the night at Chance House with him -- but there the balance of power changes, and it is Robert who proves to be the stronger. Niker feels threatened by the change -- and when he finds out Robert's secret obsession, to make the dying Edith Sorrel a coat of feathers like in the old legend of the Firebird, he knows just how to wrest his old power back. But just how important is the coat of feathers? Could it really save Edith's life?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review !a brilliant debut novel that really does merit the category title of Book You Cannot Put Down. Ian Hislop, Blue Peter Awards Judge Each copy should come with a torch for a spellbinding midnight conclusion. Telegraph Inventive, original and full of surprises, it's the sort of dazzling debut novel that most publishers would fall over themselves to snap up! T2 Feather Boy is the most intelligent book for youngsters I've read for a very long time. Every 12-year-old will see a bit of themselves in Robert and won't be able to put this book down until Feather Boy's emotional, thought-provoking climax. Fabulous. Funday Times This first children's book is a winner. Publishing News
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Nicky Singer was born in 1956 and has worked in publishing, the arts and television. She was co-founder and co-director of Performing Arts Labs, a charity dedicated to training new writers for theatre, screen and opera. In 1995 she presented BBC2's highly acclaimed documentary series on women's fertility, Labours of Eve . In 2000, Nicky was made a board member of the South East Arts Board. Nicky lives in Brighton with her husband and their two young sons and a daughter.

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