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The House of Light

The House of Light

The sea gives and the sea takes. The sea took Bonnie's mother away from her, to a new life on a distant shore. And now it has brought her three things: A boat, a boy, and a chance to be free.

Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 6 Jun 2019.

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ISBN 9780192771568
Barcode 9780192771568
Release Date 6 June 2019 by Oxford University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Green, Julia
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Jun 2019

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ISBN-13 9780192771568
ISBN-10 0192771566
Stock Release date is 6 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Jun 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Release Date 6 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Green, Julia
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 183g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 979284

Description of this Book

Bonnie is scavenging on a beach when she finds a battered old row boat. And under the boat, a bare-footed boy-cold, hungry, and in need of help. The authorities have already been troubling Bonnie and Granda for breaking rules, but how can she leave this boy when he has no-one? Bonnie does her best to keep the boy hidden from the border guards, but as their suspicions grow, she wonders if it's time to escape the life she's always known. Under cover of darkness they set sail to the 'house of light' in search of a new beginning, and a sense of hope.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review You can almost smell the salt and feel the wind: a celebration of the great outdoors * The Daily Mail * Praise for To the Edge of the World: Beautifully written story of adventure, friendship, courage and community and, most of all, it's celebration of the exhilaration and wonder of the natural world * The Bookseller *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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