Apache by Tanya Landman
  

Apache

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.

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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.

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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

Carnegie Medal winning Tanya Landman is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. Born and brought up in Kent, Tanya had no intention of becoming a writer until the idea for Waking Merlin popped into her head. "It came from nowhere. It was completely out of the blue." Tanya now lives and works in Bideford and the nearby coastline was the inspiration for her Flotsam & Jetsam series. Tanya's first books were "adventure stories with a sprinkling of magic and spoonful of humour." But then Tanya turned to crime, writing Mondays are Murder (winner of a Red House Book Award) - the first in a series of ten "Agatha-Christie-for-kids" featuring child sleuth Poppy Fields and her friend Graham. Her new highly illustrated series for younger children - Sam Swann’s Movie Mysteries – feature an accident-prone boy sleuth and his faithful canine sidekick Watson. Although she writes across a broad age range, Tanya is best known for her historical novels for young adults. Apache - set in 19th century America - was shortlisted for several UK awards including the Teenage Book Trust and the Carnegie Medal (where it was voted the Shadowing Groups favourite). The US edition won a Borders Original Voices prize and a Spur award from the Western Writers of America. The Goldsmith's Daughter - set in the Aztec empire during the Spanish invasion - was nominated for the Carnegie and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Buffalo Soldier won the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Her latest novel Hell and High Water - a swashbuckling thriller set in 18th century Devon – was shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

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Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Tanya Landman
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd July 2007

ISBN

9781406303315

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