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From a silent perch in the upper branches of a great tree, a huge and mysterious bird known as the Skymaster watches over Godhanger Wood... watches the innocent blood shed daily by the cruel gamekeeper. And when the birds determine to save themselves, the gamekeeper finds himself locked in a deadly battle of wills with the greatest prize of all at stake - the Skymaster himself. But there can only be one winner... A powerful and dramatic tale from the bestselling and award-winning author, Dick King-Smith.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 12mm | 126g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552567345
  • 9780552567343
  • 2,080,453

About Dick King-Smith

DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.show more

Review quote

"A powerful read . . . A raw and sombre struggle for survival, suffused with a vivid evocation of nature" * The Bookseller * "A darkly atmospheric thriller with a cast of murderous wild animals... the rich dark feel of the descriptive writing is magnificently reflected in the linear rhythms and velvety, crepuscular tones of Andrew Davidson's wood engravings" * Guardian * "For his insights into nature and his vivid descriptions of them, Dick King-Smith is an exceptional writer. In the new, more sober voice of Godhanger, he shows just what a good storyteller and writer he is" -- Julia Eccleshare * Books for Keeps * "Beautifully illustrated . . . The reader is left with greater knowledge of nature as well as the satisfaction of a really good read" * The Times *show more

Rating details

54 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 28% (15)
4 33% (18)
3 24% (13)
2 7% (4)
1 7% (4)
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