The Great Unexpected
Written by Sharon Creech
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One of our Books of the Year 2013 Prize-winning Sharon Creech tells a heart warming and delicate story of unexpected connections that lead to great happiness when they are unravelled. Friends Lizzie and Naomi, both of whom are orphans, meet Finn, a mysterious boy who seems to come from nowhere. But meeting him leads the two girls back in time and helps both of them to find their real families and the place they belong.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
In the little town of Blackbird Tree a series of curious events unfold when Naomi and Lizzie, two spirited orphan girls, meet the strangely charming new boy, Finn. Three locked trunks, the mysterious Dingle Dangle man, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy change their lives forever. As the story alternates between their small town and across-the-ocean Ireland, two worlds are woven together, revealing that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.
This is a stunning and unexpected tale in which curious things happen to strange and magical people and creatures. It's a story that will stay with you long after you've finished it and one that you will be drawn back to again and again. Sharon Creech won the Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler, was shortlisted for the Whitbread/Costa Award for Chasing Redbird, and won the prestigious Newbery
Medal for Walk Two Moons.
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Gently timeless atmosphere...featherlight touch. The Guardian
An enchanting tale to treasure in which ordinary folk find fairies gold, run across crooked bridges and mend their broken hearts. Kirkus Starred Review
Creech's characters are endearing and her writing is a delight in this intriguing book. One of those stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading. Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller
Written in haunting, lyrical prose... Every single sentence in this lovely story is a work of art. The Bookbag
(Readers) will be constantly rewarded and surprised ... The language here is exhilerating and amusing in its new-minted invention. 5 stars. Books for Keeps
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Andersen Press Ltd
4th July 2013
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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