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Cloud Boy

Cloud Boy
 

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ISBN 9781406381214
Barcode 9781406381214
Release Date 1 July 2019 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Williams, Marcia
Cover design or artwork by Motum, Markus
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406381214
ISBN-10 1406381217
Stock Release date is 1 July 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Release Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Williams, Marcia
Cover design or artwork by Motum, Markus
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 204g
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 985503

Description of this Book

The diary of an irrepressible girl learning to deal with friendship, grief and growing up, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. Harry Christmas and Angie Moon are best friends and almost-twins. Ever since they were born two days apart they've been partners in cloud-spotting, sweet-eating and treehouse-building. But when Harry is taken to hospital for headaches that won't go away, he needs Angie more than ever. Because when things fall apart, only a best friend can stitch them back together. Told through Angie's lively diary, this is a bittersweet story about friendship and growing up.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In her extraordinary and brilliant debut as a novelist Marcia Williams has written a truly memorable book. Well known and loved already for her unique comic book style stories, woven often with historical truth, Cloud Boy is without pictures entirely, and is told instead in diary form and in letters, but all written with great insight into a child's mind as she lives through clouds of joys and sadnesses, all echoed by her grandmother's letters to her lost cat as she lived through her own childhood times, spent as a prisoner of the Japanese in Changi Prison, in Singapore, during WW2. And all this, the story of a today's child and the story of a yesterday's child are woven into two quilts, one made in Changi all those years ago, and the other made now. This book is a wondrous weaving. In it you will find a line in the diary of today's diary writing girl which goes, `I'm not really a writing person'. Marcia Williams, I'm telling you, you are a marvellous writing person! * Michael Morpurgo *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Marcia Williams is famous for her retellings of classic stories. From Shakespeare and Dickens to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustrations are hugely popular all over the world. Recent titles include The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice, Archie's War, My Secret War Diary and The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets. She lives in London. www.marciawilliams.co.uk

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