By McCaughrean, Geraldine
In the summerof 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote seastac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surelynothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned toendure storms, starvation and terror. A...nd how can they survive, imprisoned onevery side by the ocean?Inspired by a true event, this is abreathtaking story of nine boys and the courage it takes to survive against theodds, from three-time winner of the Whitbread/CostaChildren's Book Award Geraldine McCaughrean.Read more
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GERALDINE MCCAUGHREAN is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice: first in 1998 with A Pack of Lies and again in 2018 with Where the World Ends. She's won the IBW Book Award 2018, the Whitbread Children's Book Award three times, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award four times, the prestigious U.S. Printz Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She was chosen to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet, which was published to wide critical acclaim. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband John and the lingering shades of all those characters she has invented in her books. Her cottage is under year-round siege from wild birds demanding to be fed. The ducks even knock on the door.
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