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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Prize 2007. Yuri knows no freedom of thought. In his country, everything must be kept hidden – even from the neighbours. When Yuri makes one loose comment, he finds his life turned upside down as he is sent on a nightmare journey to the frozen north. Will he survive? Yuri’s story is harrowing, chilling and absolutely gripping.
Before I was even seven, I swear I could spell ‘The Glorious Revolution’… ‘Glorious Lie, more like,’ is what Yuri’s grandmother calls it. Everyone believes what they’re told and everyone knows who to cheer for, now that the Czar has gone. But people still vanish sometimes.No one sees anything, or hears anything. And no one ever comes back. Yuri knows this. But he never dreams that he too could be considered an ‘enemy of the state’ simply for letting drop a few careless words. Now he’s taking his first steps on a road to despair, to a virtual death-sentence - a nightmare journey up north to a camp amidst the frozen wastes. What, or who, can he possibly believe in now? Can he even survive? And is escape possible...?
Publication date: 31/05/2007
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books
|Publication date:||1st June 2006|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Anne Fine was our Guest Editor in July 2011 Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children. Her novel Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize as well as Britain’s most coveted award for children’s literature, the Carnegie Medal. She won the Carnegie Medal again for Flour Babies, which also won the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award. Among her many other prizes are the Smarties Prize for Bill’s New Frock, a second Whitbread Award for The Tulip Touch, a silver Nestle prize for Ivan the ...More About Anne Fine
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