Rollercoasters River Boy

Rollercoasters River Boy

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While trying to cope with the knowledge that her grandfather is dying, Jess meets a boy who challenges her to swim down the river to the sea - her grandfather's ambition. The boy then disappears, and Jess learns her grandfather has died peacefully.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 134.87 x 202.95 x 1.02mm | 180g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0198326378
  • 9780198326373
  • 1,426,495

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`River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic...You are not the same person at the end of this book.'
Carnegie Medal judges
`Haunting, poetic and written with great feeling.'
The Mail on Sunday
`River Boy is strong on mood and atmosphere.'
The Guardian
`This marvellous story is really entertaining and fantastic. I was also surprised by the end as there was an unexpected twist and it really lived up to my expectations.'
Claire, Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel
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About Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler is an experienced classroom teacher, becoming Head of Modern Languages before leaving to become a full-time freelance writer and translator. Tim has won numerous awards for his novels, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
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Rating details

1,211 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 28% (340)
4 32% (387)
3 29% (350)
2 8% (99)
1 3% (35)
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