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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terro... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781474943437
Published 26 March 2018 by Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By McCaughrean, Geraldine
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ISBN-13 9781474943437
ISBN-10 1474943438
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
Imprint Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 26 March 2018
International Publication Date 8 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By McCaughrean, Geraldine
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 883382

Description of this Book

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. And 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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