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Heroic

Written by Phil Earle

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Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  Inspired by S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and by the battles facing young soldiers all over the world, this is a devastating novel about brotherhood and sacrifice, from the award-winning author of Being Billy and Saving Daisy.

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Heroic Synopsis

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  'For the past five weeks I'd prayed that I'd never see my brother's name spelt out in poppies. In the weeks that followed I often wished I had.' Jammy and Sonny McGann are brothers, but that's where the similarities end. One is calm when the other is angry; one has a plan while the other lives purely in the moment. When Jammy returns from Afghanistan a very different man to the one who left, it's Sonny who is left to hold things together. But just how far will he go to save the brother who always put him first?

Being Billy won the 2012 weRead Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Branford Boase Award.

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ISBN: 9780141346274
Publication date: 25/04/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141346274
Publication date: 25th April 2013
Author: Phil Earle
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Phil Earle

Phil Earle  was born and raised in Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children’s home. Phil then chose the more sedate life of a bookseller, and now works in children’s publishing. He is the author of several award-winning novels including Being Billy which won the 2012 weRead Award and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He lives in Yorkshire

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