Winter Song by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Winter Song

Written by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

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A powerful story of courage and freedom set against an oppressive government. It has already been translated into numerous languages and is the winner of the highly prestigious Prix Saint Exupery.


Winter Song by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier. Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, only three of the friends make it safely to Jahn’s restaurant, the headquarters of a secret resistance movement. It is here they learn about courage freedom and love, and discover the astonishing power of one voice as the battle begins – to free a depressed and terrified nation from a generation of cruelty, and to save their captured friend, forced to fight to the death in a barbaric ancient game.

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About the Author

Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Jean-Claude Mourlevat was born in Ambert, France. He taught German for five years before deciding to study drama. He wrote and directed burlesque shows for adults and children, which were performed for more than ten years in France and abroad. He started writing in 1996 and his stories were published the same year. He first wrote short texts, which were illustrated and became children’s books. He lives in a house overhanging the river Loire, near St Etienne with his wife and two children.

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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2008




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