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Ghost Hawk

Ghost Hawk

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By (author) Susan Cooper

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  • Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 34mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 29 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782300007
  • ISBN 13: 9781782300007
  • Sales rank: 432,814

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In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three month test of solitude and survival, which will turn him into a man. But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising. Little Hawk's fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder - will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations?

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Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her classic The Dark Is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her Boggart titles have won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize. King of Shadows was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. As well as writing novels, Susan Cooper has written for the theatre and for television. Her website is at wwwthelostland.com.

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"GHOST HAWK is the work of a writer with great imaginative power and long-practised narrative skill. I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved, and enthralled - and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven't read anything better for a long time." Philip Pullman "Moving and long lasting, this is rich storytelling, and is probably Susan Cooper's finest work so far" -- Marcus Sedgwick Guardian "evocative and moving" Garth Nix "This book is nothing short of a masterpiece." The Bookbag "Moving and thought-provoking novel" Maximum Shelf

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GHOST HAWK is the work of a writer with great imaginative power and long-practised narrative skill. I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved, and enthralled - and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven't read anything better for a long time.

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'I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved and enthralled - and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven't read anything better for a long time' Philip Pullman In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three-month test of solitude and survival which will turn him into a man. But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising. Little Hawk’s fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder – will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations?