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Potter's Boy

Potter's Boy

The first novel by acclaimed poet Tony Mitton (winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - the only award for published poetry for children in the UK). Potter's Boy is a moving and beautiful story about finding your true path in life.

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ISBN 9781910989340
Published 1 February 2018 by David Fickling Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mitton, Tony
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ISBN-13 9781910989340
ISBN-10 1910989347
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher David Fickling Books
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 1 February 2018
International Publication Date 2 November 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mitton, Tony
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 885459

Description of this Book

In a small village, a long time ago, young Ryo is desperate for excitement and adventure. When he sees a lone warrior chase bandits away from his home, he realises how he can find it. He learns the man is from a secret group of warriors known only as the `Hidden Ones'. He decides immediately that he is going to leave home, to train to become a fighter. Setting out on his journey to find his way in the world, Ryo will meet brave warriors, wise hermits, and heart- breaking tragedy. His quest and the people he meets along the way lead him to an understanding of what it means to follow his dream, and where his place in the world truly lies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Tony Mitton: 'Thrillingly robust, this book is an eternal rallying cry to the heroism of artists, and one every reader should treasure.' - The Times; 'Mitton's words flow freely and easily with all the lyrical grace of a song.' - Independent
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tony Mitton is a poet and a writer for children. His publications include books of lyric and narrative verse across a wide age range, verse picture books and his first novel Potter's Boy. He has received many awards for his books, most recently the CLPE children's poetry award for his narrative verse book Wayland. He lives in Cambridge with his wife. They have two grown-up children.

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