Apache by Tanya Landman


Written by Tanya Landman

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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.

Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Carnegie. An inspiring story of survival against a background of bloodshed. The fourteen year old Apache girl who narrates the story tells of her fight for her land, her tribe - and her life! The ways of the Apache are vividly brought to life.

Shortlisted for two prestigious awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. The winner of the latter will be announced on 18th November.

Be sure to check out Tanya Landman's second novel Two Words.


Apache by Tanya Landman

Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her father lost in an ambush the winter before that. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother Tazhi, she vows to become an Apache warrior and avenge her brother's death.


Magnificent ... a disturbing but exhilerating experience. * The Independent * This novel is a masterpiece ... It deserves to become a modern children's classic. * Books for Keeps * Truly remarkable ... It's like Cormac McCarthy for kids - brilliant. * Venue * I strongly recommend this book. * Teen Titles * It captivates you so that when you start reading you can't stop! * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle * Beautifully written and unforgettable. * Time Out *

About the Author

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter and Hell and High Water, shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her husband and their two sons. Read more about the author here.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years


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Publication date

2nd July 2007




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