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The Penalty

By Mal Peet

Football, corruption and dark secrets collide in the thrilling sequel to the award-winning Keeper by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet.

In the second of the Paul Faustino novels by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet, teenage football prodigy El Brujito, "the Little Magician", has vanished without a trace and Paul finds himself reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, Paul gets more than he bargained for as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, forcing him to confront a bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult.

  • Sequel to the bestselling Keeper, which won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize, reissued with a stunning new cover.
  • Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
  • Mal Peet won the Carnegie Medal for Tamar.

About the author

Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A writer and illustrator, Mal produced many books for children throughout his lifetime, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

Awards

2007: North East Teenage Book Award

North East Teenage Book Award - Shortlisted

2007: The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

A celebration of the best literature for younger readers. - Longlisted

ISBN: 9781406370577
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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