Close to the Wind by Jon Walter

The Lovereading4Kids comment

A timeless and haunting story of a boy and his grandfather fleeing a war-torn country. Original and yet eminiscent of Anne Holm and Sonya Hartnett, Close to the Wind is a powerful and moving novel with greed, love, trust at its heart and what matters most when your world falls apart.


Close to the Wind by Jon Walter


“a beautiful read” The Sun

“original and cleverly plotted tale of betrayal, sacrifice and ingenuity illuminate[ing] the refugee experience in any place or time” The Sunday Times on naming Close to the Wind Children’s Book of the Week

About the Author

Jon Walter is a former photo-journalist who lives in East Sussex. A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier. He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice food.

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304 pages


Jon Walter
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David Fickling Books

Publication date

3rd July 2014




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