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Maggot Moon

By Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (Cover design or artwork by)

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Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2013
A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellionWinner of the Carnegie Medal and a 2012 Costa Award winner. Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner.When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.Now set in a font specially developed for dyslexic readers.

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A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion

About the Author

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist who has sold over two million books in the UK and whose work has been translated into more than twenty-two languages. Her novel MAGGOT MOON (Hot Key Books 2012) won both the Costa Children's Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal 2013. Sally's genre-defying novel THE DOUBLE SHADOW (Orion 2011) received great critical acclaim and was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2013. THE RED NECKLACE (shortlisted for 2007 Guardian Book Prize) and THE SILVER BLADE are set during the French Revolution, the film rights for which have been purchased by Dominic West. Sally also won the 2005 Nestle Children's Book Prize for her debut novel I, CORIANDER. She is currently writing the popular WINGS & CO Fairy Detective Agency Series (Orion) for 7-11 year olds - hailed as 'Agatha Christie for kids' - and has recently finished her next Young Adult fiction novel, which is a modern gothic tale called 'Tinder', illustrated by David Roberts, due for publication November 2013 (Orion). Follow Sally at www.sallygardner.net or on Twitter: @TheSallyGardner

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Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. MAGGOT MOON is, quite simply, a perfect book. Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of HOW I LIVE NOW The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice... -- Lorna Bradbury The Telegraph This heart-breaking, brilliantly written novel is the most original publication for years -- Amanda Craig The Times My final favourite of the year is Sally Gardner's MAGGOT MOON...the kind of book you don't grow out of. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times ...should be gift-wrapped for everyone you know over 10. -- Geraldine Brennan The Observer

EAN: 9781471400445
ISBN: 1471400441
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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