April 2013 Debut of the Month Debut novel from a highly creative UK author with an ingenious imagination...like the prison-break movie The Shawshank Redemption for young readers. This is a story of hope, peril and the fight against tyranny. A brilliant novel that's a perfect book for adventurous young readers.
Mo, Harete and Moth are on the run. Chased by the tyrannical forces of the Institute, they follow a line of pylons towards the Other country and the hope of freedom. Winter tightens its grip and escape seems impossible. As the children weave together stories from their past, present and imaginations, the truth becomes harder and harder to bear. Chased by rabid dogs, hounded by Marshals with guns, and hiding from military helicopters, only the long line of wires and the lure of another way of life pulls them towards their goal.
|Publication date:||4th April 2013|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
Elon Dann grew up in rural Lincolnshire, where his childhood was one of 'sensational boredom and ordinariness set against eye-strainingly wide fields of barley on which V-bombers cast triangular shadows'. Television educated him, although he did attend the local grammar school for appearance's sake. At eighteen he left Lincolnshire for Manchester, where he studied Physics and idolised Bertrand Russell and Kurt Vonnegut. After a spell of being an academic, Elon has worked in various IT jobs. He now lives with his wife and two children in Worcestershire. At the weekend he enjoys voluntary litter-picking, 'sifting through the cast-off waste of ...More About Elon Dann
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