Year 4: Swan Boy by Diana Hendry


Year 4: Swan Boy by Diana Hendry

This is a fairy tale based on the story of The Six Swans. Six brothers were turned to swans by their wicked step-mother. All of them were saved by their sister and turned back into children, except for Caleb, who is a part-boy, part-swan. He lives in exile on the island of Nanna. Now his family are returning, and as he waits, Caleb remembers the dramatic and painful events that led him from be transformed from an ordinary boy into a swan-creature.

About the Author

Diana Hendry was born in Wirral and grew up by the sea. She has published more than forty books for children and teenagers. She won a Whitbread Award for Harvey Angell and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award for Harvey Angell Beats Time. One of her picture books, The Very Noisy Night, was adapted into a show by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Diana has also written four poetry collections for adults and children. She regularly tutors a group of teenagers at the Arvon Foundation's centre in Moniack Mhor. She lives in Edinburgh.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 9


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Publication date

16th August 2004



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