A Snail's Broken Shell

A Snail's Broken Shell

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For the first time in years Gussie can run, climb and jump. Every breath she takes is easier now, and every step more confident, but Gussie can't help wondering about her doner. Was she young? Had she been very sick or was there an accident? And with her new life comes a whole new set of problems. She is going back to school at last - but she doesn't know anyone her own age, with the exception of Siobhan, the girl she hates most in the world. With school not meeting up to her expectations, Gussie turns to her old pastimes of bird watching and photography, but troubling news awaits her there too. And the lightning strikes and Gussie must act at once.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 14mm | 222g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First Edition, First ed.
  • 1906817405
  • 9781906817404
  • 3,379,344

Review quote

'The world of life and death, beauty and truth seen through the eyes of a 12 year old girl. A rare and beautiful book of lasting quality - we felt this book is a voice that needs to be heard and read.' COSTA AWARD JUDGES on The Bower Bird

'lyrical, funny, full of wisdom - ' THE GUARDIAN on The Bower Bird

'Gussie will win the hearts of readers - ' SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
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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. A Snail's Broken Shell is the fourth book in her collection beginning with The Burying Beetle. 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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