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Gussie is a twelve year old girl from St. Ives in Cornwall. She is passionate about learning, wildlife, poetry, literature, and she wants to be a photographer when she grows up. But her dreams were put on hold as she struggled with a serious heart condition. Now she has got what she needed: a heart and lung transplant. But it isn't working out quite the way she thought. Firstly she has to leave her beloved Cornwall to live in London and in the months following her operation she is unable to do very much except read and adopt a stray kitten, but she could do that when she was sick. She craves adventure and experience beyond her four walls, until, that is, she hits upon a plan - she is going to get her divorced parents to fall in love again. It's not going to be easy, her mum is still dating her doctor boyfriend and despises Gussie's father, who happens to be living with his new girlfriend - the Snow Queen. But Gussie is a determined girl and there is only one thing that could stop her now.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 12mm | 218g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First Edition, First ed.
  • 190681712X
  • 9781906817121
  • 2,508,784

Review quote

Not many books around that you can give to anyone of any age and be sure of an appreciative audience, but Kelley does it beautifully in this, the third in the Gussie series, following the well-deserved Costa Category award for The Bower Bird.


You have to read it, and it will stay with you forever! TEEN TITLES
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About Ann Kelley

Ann Kelley is a prize-winning poet and photographer, and has
previously published books in both these categories. The second book in the series, The Bower Bird, won the 2007 Costa Children's Book Award. Ann Kelley currently lives in Cornwall with her husband and numerous cats.
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28 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (6)
4 43% (12)
3 25% (7)
2 11% (3)
1 0% (0)
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