Written by S. F. Said
Illustrated by Dave McKean
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Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 Lucky dreams that the stars are singing to him. What can be the explanation for that or for the power that fills his body with a heat that is so intense it leaves his sheets smoking? When Lucky is forced to flee from his home on planet Phoenix, he arms himself with his father’s astrolabe and sets off to find his mysterious father and some answers. Racing across galaxies Lucky soon finds that his personal journey is subsumed into a quest of giant proportions as the entire Universe is at risk from the Wolf that Eats the Stars. Powerfully illustrated throughout, Phoenix is a thrilling space adventure with serious themes of tolerance and identity deeply embedded within it.
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Judge, Frank Cottrell Boyce called SF Said’s space epic “Big, bold, beautiful. Great to read aloud. A wonder to hold in your hand.”
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Phoenix by S. F. Said
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair. Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy. For Lucky is not the only one in danger. His destiny and the fate of the universe are connected in the most explosive way...
Brilliant ... a total pageturner... gloriously produced Jacqueline Wilson
Completely absorbing ... The book is beautiful - lavishly illustrated by Dave McKean, with words and pictures working seamlessly together. -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian
Breathlessly paced ... A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here. -- Daniel Hahn The Independent on Sunday
A big (and big-hearted) story ... Said's child-centred, inclusive text and McKean's gorgeous images combine to produce a story that will encourage young imaginations to take flight. The final sequence, in particular, is both stunning and uplifting. -- Linda Buckley-Archer Guardian
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11
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David Fickling Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
1st August 2013
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