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The Song from Somewhere Else by A F Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold (PB) - Winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018

A powerful and poignant story about friendship. Age 9+. Paperback. 240 pages. Size: 19.7cm x 15.4cm.


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Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells - or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there's something nice about Nick's house. There's strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help.  'A powerful story of friendship, secrets and betrayal, it's a nuanced read with moments of great comedy, and of real darkness. Pinfold's black and white illustrations are fully integrated and ooze atmosphere, creating a haunting otherworldliness and a hint of menace.' The Bookseller, Book of the Month. Age 9+.

Winner of the 2018 Amnesty CILIP* Kate Greenway Honour for books on the Kate Greenway Medal shortlist that best illluminate and celebrate human rights. 'This is a tender, beautiful and emotionally charged page-turner. It's a story of feeling different, of loneliness and the strength that friendship gives. Frank isn't happy: she is being bullied, feels powerless and has accidentally become friends with Nick, the boy everyone thinks is 'smelly and has fleas'. But then she realises he has a secret that she can't walk away from. The judges hugely admired the power of the mysterious black and white illustrations to highlight Frank's anxiety about standing up to bullies'. Amnesty CILIP Honour.

*CILIP- The Libraries Association

Paperback. 240 pages. Language: English. Publisher: Bloomsbury. Size: 19.7cm x 15.4cm.

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ISBN 9781408884751
Supplier Bloomsbury Children's Books
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