Mosi's War by Cathy Macphail
  

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Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category A taut, brilliantly written novel that has both pace and topicality that will give much opportunity for discussion and debate.

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Mosi's War by Cathy Macphail

Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it's only when his granny comes to stay that he has to get down to his homework and go to bed early. Then Patrick meets Mosi, a quiet, polite boy who, along with his parents, is waiting for his asylum application to be processed. He discovers Mosi is terrified of someone. But who is it? Patrick and Mosi strike up an unlikely friendship. In trying to help each other, they will face situations that are both terrifying and dangerous. And Patrick will find out that there is much, much more to Mosi than at first appears..

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Praise for Cathy MacPhail:

Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Cathy MacPhail Bookseller

Anything by Cathy MacPhail is unputdownable -- Julia Donaldson Guardian

Cathy MacPhail's novels are tuned to how teenagers talk and behave Times Educational Supplement

Praise for Grass:

Gritty and convincing throughout, Grass conveys with chilling accuracy the power of gang leaders over local communities ... This is a book with real bite and an uplifting ending Bookseller

About the Author

Cathy Macphail

Scottish author Cathy McPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel, Fighting Back, a Royal Mail award and the 2010 Explore Award for Roxy's Baby and the 2010 Stockport Award and Royal Mail Award for Grass. Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

Cathy wrote Run Zan Run after her daughter Katie was bullied at school. Cathy now loves writing for children. Asked what she'd do if she wasn't a writer, she says: "If I wasn't paid to write, I'd still write books. What do I do in my spare time? I write. What is my hobby? Writing. I just love it. So, what would I be if I wasn't a writer? Bored stiff."

Cathy is the author of the heart-stopping and highly original crime thrillers Nemesis Boys. Reluctant readers in particular will be drawn to the whole package – the dramatic cover look, the short time frame in which all four thrillers are set, the short, pacy chapters, the cliff hangers and the dynamic, independent, resourceful boy hero.

Nemesis is the junior Bourne Identity so parents who are fans of Robert Ludlum’s writing will appreciate just how good and suitable the Nemesis quartet is for their late tween and teen offspring.

Devil you know is a fast-paced teen thriller with the author’s unique brand of real-life drama and shocking twists, the action-packed story of a group of boys dealing with friendship, trust and revenge on a Glasgow estate.

There are bookmarks and posters to download from Cathy's website - click on the link on the right hand side.

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Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Cathy Macphail
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Author's Website

www.cathymacphail.com/

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

9th May 2013

ISBN

9781408812723

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