River Boy

River Boy

by TimBowler (Author)

Synopsis

Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He's determined to finish his last painting, 'River Boy', before he goes. At first Jess can't understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete - before it's too late . . .

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Edition: UK ed.
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 07 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 0192754440
ISBN 13: 9780192754448
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: A new edition of this Carnegie Medal-winning book with a fresh and contemporary cover

Media Reviews
River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic . . . You are not the same person at the end of this book. * Carnegie Medal judges *
Haunting, poetic and written with great feeling. * The Mail on Sunday *
River Boy is strong on mood and atmosphere. * The Guardian *
One of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction * The Independent *
This is an elegiac novel for teenagers about coming to terms with death and bereavement. * The Guardian *