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The River and the Book
 

The River and the Book (Paperback)

By Croggon, Alison

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From the internationally bestselling author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor comes a powerful story about the exploitation of indigenous people by the First World. Endorsed by Amnesty International as contributing to a better understanding of human rights, this po...etic coming-of-age story combines magical realism and fable, and features beautiful black-and-white chapter illustrations. Simbala's village has two treasures: the River, their road and their god; and the Book, their history, their oracle and their soul. Simbala is a Keeper of the Book, the latest in a long line of women who can use it to find answers to the villagers' questions. As developers begin to poison the River on which the villagers rely, the Book predicts change. But this does not come in the form that they expect; it is the sympathetic foreigner who comes to the village who inflicts the greatest damage of all.
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ISBN 9781406356021
Released NZ 5 Nov 2015
Publisher Walker Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781406356021
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Released 5 Nov 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Croggon, Alison
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 121g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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