Oxford University Press, 2001 - 135 pages
A new mass-market edition of this Carnegie Medal-winner.One of the classic teenage novels of the nineties, "River Boy" is an emotional, moving book which has had a profound influence on its readers. Following the story of Jess's dying grandfather, and the marathon river swim Jess becomes caught up in, it uses poetic and surreal images of water andswimming to deal with the difficult subjects of death and loss in an accessible and affecting way.* Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Angus Book Prize* A moving poetic exploration of grief and loss.* Internationally successful - foreign rights have so far been sold to America, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Portugal. A film option has been agreed.* New cover treatment to match Tim Bowler's wonderful new novel, "Storm Catchers".* Author was born and brought up in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and now lives in Totnes, Devon.
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A young girl and her parents struggle with her grandfather's swiftly declining health as they all travel back to the rural area where he was born. Jess's grandfather is a painter, and his efforts to ... Consulter l'avis complet
RIVER BOYAvis d'utilisateur - Kirkus
Jess's grandfather, a noted painter, has suffered a heart attack. Grandpa insists his family carry on with plans to take him to his remote childhood home, obsessed as he is with finishing a painting ... Consulter l'avis complet