The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan

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A boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed... A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapes.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 234 x 284 x 4mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552546143
  • 9780552546140
  • 69,893

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is one of today's most popular and critically acclaimed children's writers, author of KENSUKE'S KINGDOM and THE WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR amongst many other titles. He has won a multitude of prizes including the Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Writer's Guild Award.show more

Review quote

"A book for the whole family to treasure, the artwork shines with a strangely luminous beauty. A truly wonderful book" * Guardian * "Moments of rage and poignancy . . . Christian Birmingham's atmospheric pictures powerfully expose the terrible beauty of the real world" * Junior Education * "Beautifully craftered . . . not a word too many, not a word out of place . . . Birmingham's dramatic images hauntingly recreate the spellbinding text. A masterpiece to be reasured by young and old alike" * Carousel * "An awe-inspiring and poignant glimpse of nature's inner workings" * Publishers Weekly * "A chokingly moving, unsentimental story of a boy's attachment to a swan" * Literary Review *show more

Back cover copy

'A swan came to my loch one day. A silver swan.' A thrilling and compassionate tale of a boy's friendship with a swan, exquisitively complemented by dramatic, luminous artwork by Christian Birmingham. 'A truly wonderful book' Guardian 'A masterpiece to be treasured by young and old alike' Carousel 'An awe-inspiring and poignant glimpse of nature's inner workings' Publishers Weeklyshow more

Review Text

"Moments of rage and poignancy . . . Christian Birmingham's atmospheric pictures powerfully expose the terrible beauty of the real world"show more

Rating details

40 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (13)
3 30% (12)
2 5% (2)
1 2% (1)
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