The Cloud Hunters
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The Cloud Hunters

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A beautifully imagined adventure set in a world where islands float in the sky

Hunting the skies is not for the faint-hearted. In a world where water is scarce and deadly jellyfish swim through the sky, mollycoddled teenager Christien dreams of excitement and danger. When he meets the exotic and alluring Jenine and her family of Cloud Hunters, he becomes determined to fulfil that dream...

In a richly imaginative tale, perfect for both boys and girls as they launch themselves into the world of fiction as independent readers, Alex Shearer creates a Dahl-esque fantasy that roams through realms of magic, wonder and adventure.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 20mm | 236g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147140045X
  • 9781471400452
  • 63,976

Review quote

A thrilling and thought provoking adventure fantasy set in a world without water -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids * A creative and fascinating idea, well-written with interesting characters and scenery. * The Guardian Online * With its well-drawn characters and vividly-realised world, The Cloud Hunters will appeal to fans of science fiction and fantasy. Yet though at base an adventure story, the book is often pleasingly slow and meditative, dwelling on the texture of the world and exploring the issues of coming-of-age, belonging, memory and loss with an unexpected complexity and sensitivity. * Booktrust * Part Gulliver's Travels, part Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, part Pilgrim's Progress, this is thoroughly original and full of ideas ... thought-provoking, involving, and exciting, and a true romance. * Books for Keeps *
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About Alex Shearer

Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed writing from an early age, and sold his first television script about thirty years ago. He went on to write several TV series, stage plays, radio plays and comedy scripts. Moving into writing for children, his novels BOOTLEG and THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD were adapted for television by the BBC, and his 2003 novel THE SPEED OF THE DARK was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He lives in Somerset and is married with two grown-up children.
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Rating details

250 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 28% (69)
4 36% (91)
3 26% (65)
2 8% (19)
1 2% (6)
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