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Bone Jack

By Sara Crowe

Nominated for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. A stunning debut novel - a raw and haunting tale of ancient folklore entwined with a modern-day tragedy.

Ash’s dad has returned from war, close to a breakdown and lost in a world of imaginary threats. Meanwhile, Ash’s best friend Mark is grieving and has drifted away into his own nightmares. Ash’s only escape is his lonely mountain running, training to be the stag boy in the annual Stag Chase. But dark things are stirring. Ash begins to wonder if the sinister stories about the Stag Chase are true. Could Mark and Dad be haunted by more than just their pasts? ‘Bone Jack is a powerful and beguiling YA novel’ - Telegraph ‘Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away’ - Rebecca Stead, author of Liar and Spy and When You Reach Me ‘A marvellous debut. Don't miss this book!’ - Susan Cooper, author of The Dark is Rising and Ghost Hawk ‘Haunting and compelling. An outstanding novel’ - Phil Earle, author of Being Billy and Heroic ‘An extraordinary modern fantasy with never a wasted word’ - Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

  • Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Essex Book Awards and the Southern Schools Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award

About the author

Sara Crowe was born in a tiny cottage in Cornwall and raised in the wilds of Devon, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and several other English counties. She has worked as a part-time shepherd, a model (the clothed variety) and a film extra. She has a PhD from Bristol University and has taught courses on early cinema and the history of photography. In 2013, she went on a year-long journey around Britain in a motorhome, photographing and writing about nature, local folklore and the landscape as she goes.Her first novel was Bone Jack.

ISBN: 9781783440054
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 3, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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