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Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2008.
New and challenging book full of mystery and shadows from recently deceased author Siobhan Dowd. Both terrifying and fascinating from the start, Bog Child is a must-read for 2008. The plot follows Fergus a boy who finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. All of a sudden a little voice is coming to him in his dreams, and Fergus must cope with getting caught up in further troubles around his home of Northern Ireland.
Siobhan sadly only wrote 4 books in total before her tragic death from cancer in 2007. They were Solace of the Road, Bog Child, A Swift Pure Cry and The London Eye Mystery but her memory lives on in a Trust that has been set up in her name as well as through her writing.
Digging for peat in the mountain, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.
Publication date: 30/07/2015
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Publisher: David Fickling Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
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|Publication date:||7th February 2008|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
'The protagonists in my stories aren’t human rights heroes in the conventional sense. They are ordinary people living in England and Ireland who find extraordinary ways to overcome the difficulties in their lives and for me that’s the essence of any good story: it’s where the ordinary meets the extraordinary.' – Siobhan Dowd 'In 2007 Siobhan Dowd was voted one of the twenty-five British writers for the future (only three were children’s writers). Everybody should read her.' –David Fickling, the author's publisher Siobhan Dowd was born in London to Irish ...More About Siobhan Dowd