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The Goldsmith's Daughter

By Tanya Landman

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes the story of a young girl struggling to change the course of her fate.

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes the story of a young girl struggling to change the course of her fate as the once mighty Aztec Empire collapses around her. In the golden city of Tenochtitlan, the people live in fear of the gods; to keep them at bay, they are prepared to pay a toll in blood. Itacate, a girl born under an ill-fated sky, is destined for a life of submission and domestic drudgery. But her father, a goldsmith, discovers her talent for his craft, and so she begins to work as his apprentice in secret. When Spanish raiders invade the city, she finds herself at risk of being exposed. Can she escape her destiny and survive in this harsh new world?

  • Tanya Landman's "Apache" has been shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal.
  • A rich and colourful depiction of Aztec life under the rule of the Emperor Montezuma during the Spanish Conquest of Mexico.
  • "Romeo and Juliet" meets "Apocalypto".

About the author

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter, longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her husband and their two sons. Visit Tanya at www.tanyalandman.com.

Awards

2008: The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Guardian Teenage Prize - Longlisted

ISBN: 9781406307078
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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