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Snowbone by Cat Weatherill
  

Snowbone

Cat Weatherill

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A magical adventure, full of twists and turns, this is a brilliant follow up to Barkbelly. In the world of the Ashenpeakers, wooden people hatch from eggs and have long run the risk of being sold into slavery. When the Hope is attacked by pirates it looks as if all is lost but Snowbone, a small pale girl with a strong sense of purpose, emerges as the new leader of the wooden children. Driving them onwards, she takes them on a fantastical adventure across the world in a flying ship and then right into the heart of a volcano for the final battle and justice. A story full of wonder and excitement where the unexpected suddenly becomes possible.

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Synopsis

Snowbone by Cat Weatherill

Snowbone is the natural leader of a band of wooden children, who are tracking down a group of human slavers. Their journey takes them on a wonderful flying ship from island to island, into the heart of a volcano, into the dreadful slave quarry and on to the final battle. This is an adventure story packed with poetry and dark twists of fate.

Reviews

'Here is fantasy with a child's voice, with sentences that slip into poetry and sound effects that bring the pages to life' - TESPraise for Barkbelly:'A memorable magical adventure, bursting with imagination and wacky characters' - Funday Times'Just wonderful . . . A magical and moving debut' - The Times'Falls squarely into the glorious category' - Independent'

About the Author

Cat Weatherill

Cat is a storyteller and writer. She is as old as her tongue and a little older than her teeth.

She was born and raised in Liverpool, where her grandmother saw an angel, her uncle fell off the Liver Building and her grandfather donated his shirt buttons to Beatles’ fans. Now she lives in Wales, a land of mist and magic.

After school, Cat studied Drama at Hull University, and she has been a professional performer ever since. She has worked as an actor and a singer, but she likes storytelling best. She became a professional storyteller in 1998.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

Cat Weatherill
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Author's Website

www.catweatherill.co.uk/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2007

ISBN

9780141318738

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