River Boy
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River Boy

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Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He's determined to finish his last painting, River Boy, before he goes.

At first Jess can't understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete - before it's too late . . .
This amazing book by critically-acclaimed author, Tim Bowler, was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and is being published in this stunning edition for a new generation of readers.

With a stunning new cover by Tom Clohosy Cole and an introduction by award-winning writer, David Almond, this new edition will appeal to a whole new generation of readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 12mm | 138g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019276960X
  • 9780192769602
  • 269,115

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River Boy is strong on mood and atmosphere. * Guardian * Haunting, poetic and written with great feeling. * Mail on Sunday * River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic . . . You are not the same person at the end of this book. * Carnegie Medal judges *
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About Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. Tim has written many books and won numerous awards including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for River Boy. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'the master of the psychological thriller' and by the Independent as 'one of the truly individual voices in British teenage
fiction'.
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1,220 ratings
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