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Phoenix

Written by S. F. Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean

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Phoenix Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair. Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy. For Lucky is not the only one in danger. His destiny and the fate of the universe are connected in the most explosive way...

Phoenix Press Reviews

Brilliant ... a total pageturner... gloriously produced Jacqueline Wilson

Completely absorbing ... The book is beautiful - lavishly illustrated by Dave McKean, with words and pictures working seamlessly together. -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian

This is fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean -- Sally Morris Daily Mail

Breathlessly paced ... A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here. -- Daniel Hahn The Independent on Sunday

A big (and big-hearted) story ... Said's child-centred, inclusive text and McKean's gorgeous images combine to produce a story that will encourage young imaginations to take flight. The final sequence, in particular, is both stunning and uplifting. -- Linda Buckley-Archer Guardian

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ISBN: 9780385618144
Publication date: 01/08/2013
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Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385618144
Publication date: 1st August 2013
Author: S. F. Said
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers

About S. F. Said

SF Said (Author) SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel,The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year. Phoenix is his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools. For more information on SF and his books, please visit www.sfsaid.comDave McKean (Illustrator) Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Magic of ...

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