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Alone and exhausted after a rebel attack on his father's mission settlement in remote China, thirteen-year-old Theodore is relieved to meet the earthy and colourful Mrs Jones, a botanist, and they flee together for the forbidden land of Tibet. But are they really fleeing? Or being summoned? For the old Lama who rules in the many-domed monastery of Dong Pe insists they hold the clue to the birth of the long-awaited Tulku - a reincarnated spiritual master...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 19mm | 158g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552568643
  • 9780552568647

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"A story of enchantment and excitement" The Sunday Times "An extraordinary and powerful novel" Times Literary Supplement "A splendid adventure" Guardian
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About Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson was born in Africa, but raised and educated in England. From 1952 to 1969 he was on the editorial staff of Punch, and since then has earned his living writing fiction of various kinds for adults and children. Amongst many other awards, Peter Dickinson has been nine times short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal for children's literature and was the first author to win it twice. His books for children have also been published in many languages throughout the world. His latest collection of short stories, Earth and Air, was published by Small Beer Press.Peter Dickinson was the first author to win the Crime-Writers Golden Dagger for two books running: Skin Deep (1968), and A Pride of Heroes (1969). He has written twenty-one crime and mystery novels, which have been published in several languages.He has been chairman of the Society of Authors and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2009.
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130 ratings
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5 28% (37)
4 30% (39)
3 35% (45)
2 4% (5)
1 3% (4)
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