Description A hopeful and moving coming-of-age story set on the island of Lindisfarne; by David Almond; author of the prize-winning Skellig and A Song for Ella Grey.
Sixteen-year old Louise travels with her father to the island of Lindisfarne every year ever since she can remember - it's the place Louise's mother loved best of all.
The arrival of Hassan from war-torn Syria changes everything. Louise is restless and yearning for independence; and the fiercely free and self-reliant Hassan fascinates her. He seems to know the island from long ago as if it were his home from birth. Hassan is an acrobat; maybe a sorcerer; possibly a source of great danger. The wild gang of boys who call the island their home want to cast him out.
The forces of love; death and hope move Louise and Hassan towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in a world that is both cruel and compassionate. Lindisfarne will change their lives forever.
David Almond is the author of many beloved and prize-winning books for children and teenagers. His best known work; Skellig; won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal and was made into a feature-length film. A Song for Ella Grey; a beautiful retelling of the myth of Orpheus; won the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2015.
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