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Not As We Know It

Written by Tom Avery

Not As We Know It Synopsis

Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek. But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind. When they discover a strange creature on the beach, Ned wants one more adventure and decides to keep him secretly in their garage. But Jamie begins to hope that the creature might bring some miracle, and stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow . . .

Not As We Know It Press Reviews

Reminiscent of David Almond at his finest. * Metro * Avery really excels in this quiet depiction of fraternal love and devotion. The portrait of illness is delivered subtly and sensitively. A completely immersive and magical experience. -- Jade Craddock * We Love This Book * Moving, packed with personality and fun references to its 80s setting. Enchanting and special. * Booktrust * Absolutely spell-binding. Avery's storytelling has an effortless quality to it. Heartbreakingly beautiful. * Moontrug Blog * A powerful mix of the retelling of old stories and myths and references to the newer folklore wrought by science fiction film and television * CLPE *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783442263
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: Tom Avery
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Tom Avery

Tom Avery was born and raised in London in a very large, very loud family, descendants of the notorious pirate Henry Avery. He trained as a teacher and has worked with children in inner city schools in London and Birmingham. Tom lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons.

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