Hell and High Water
Written by Tanya Landman
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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 The astonishing story of a young man's quest to find justice for his father, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier. Holding the reader in suspense throughout it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man with the inspiration drawn from the shocking true story of Thomas Benson, an eighteenth-century Devonshire smuggler.
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Judge David Almond: “Landman is a brilliant writer and the book is beautifully written and wonderfully paced. She handles a complex wide-ranging plot with vivacity, verve and skill.”
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Edel Waugh - 'A truly wonderful book with adventure, mystery, and an inspiring young male character.'
- Alice East - 'Caleb and his father run a puppet show, making just enough money to live off. When Caleb's father gets accused of a robbery it is up to Caleb to save him.'
Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman
From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier Tanya Landman comes this heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name. When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon he and his new family are in mortal danger. This powerful story holds the reader in suspense as it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man.
Exploring prejudice and the corruption of the ruling classes, this absolutely gripping stuff. It can only be good news that more readers will find Landman's books thanks to her Carnegie success. The Bookseller
This is a truly exciting story with a hero that we really want to succeed. [...] We can hear the cries of the sailors and stall holders and smell the aromas of the sea. [...] Yet another brilliant book from this Carnegie winning author. The School Librarian
This is a demanding, but highly satisfying, read. IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller
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