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Phoenix

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A boy with the power of a star...Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair...show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 182 x 32mm | 359.99g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations (black and white)
  • 0552571342
  • 9780552571340
  • 216,641

About S. F. Said

SF Said (Author) SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel,The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year. Phoenix is his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools. For more information on SF and his books, please visit www.sfsaid.com Dave McKean (Illustrator) Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Savage (David Almond) and The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustrated Pictures That Tick and the multi-award winning Cages. He has created hundreds of CD and comic covers and directed five short and three feature films.show more

Review quote

"Brilliant ... a total pageturner... gloriously produced" Jacqueline Wilson "Completely absorbing ... The book is beautiful - lavishly illustrated by Dave McKean, with words and pictures working seamlessly together." -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "This is fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean" -- Sally Morris Daily Mail "Breathlessly paced ... A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here." -- Daniel Hahn The Independent on Sunday "A big (and big-hearted) story ... Said's child-centred, inclusive text and McKean's gorgeous images combine to produce a story that will encourage young imaginations to take flight. The final sequence, in particular, is both stunning and uplifting." -- Linda Buckley-Archer Guardianshow more

Review Text

"This is fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean"show more

Back cover copy

THE SUPERNOVA IS COMING... Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find and uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew- and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair... Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prizeshow more

Rating details

257 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 51% (132)
4 30% (77)
3 13% (33)
2 4% (11)
1 2% (4)
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