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Written by Marcus Sedgwick

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LoveReading View on Floodland

This was hailed as one of the most extraordinary debuts when it was first published in 2000.  Set in the near future on the east coast of England that has been reclaimed by the sea it tells the story of a girl who, having been mistakenly left behind by her parents escaping from the flood, she heads off to find them but ends up in the hands of a mob of nasty men on a small island.  This is essential reading for it paints a vivid picture of what life may well be like in the not too distant future if we don’t do something NOW about global warming.  Rest assured though it’s not a rant about that but the author brilliantly interweaves our possible future into an utterly compelling story.


Floodland Synopsis

In an England covered by water, Zoe lives alone in the island of Norwich, lost by her parents in the rush to escape. Desperate to survive the marauding gangs, she digs a derelict boat out of the mud and makes her way to Eels Island, only to find that this island is dominated by danger too.

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ISBN: 9781858817637
Publication date: 02/03/2000
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781858817637
Publication date: 2nd March 2000
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Marcus Sedgwick

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Marcus was our Guest Editor in July 2010. Click here to see all his selections. Marcus began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big ...

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