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Z For Zachariah

Z For Zachariah

In Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. Obrien, nuclear war has devastated America, except for the valley where Ann Burden has been living alone for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141368986
Barcode 9780141368986
Published 3 April 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By O'Brien, Robert C.
Designed by Jones, Matt
Series The Originals
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ISBN-13 9780141368986
ISBN-10 0141368985
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 3 April 2017
International Publication Date 4 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Brien, Robert C.
Designed by Jones, Matt
Series The Originals
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 193g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 692293

Description of this Book

In Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. Obrien, nuclear war has devastated America, except for the valley where Ann Burden has been living alone for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Robert C. O'Brien (1918-1973) was, in private life, Robert Leslie Conly, senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine where he worked for over twenty years. He was born in New York and lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He wrote three books for children, including the acclaimed MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. His haunting young adult novel Z FOR ZACHARIAH was completed posthumously by his wife, Sally, and daughter, Jane, using the author's notes.

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