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Winter Song

By Jean-Claude Mourlevat

One voice is the weapon against tyranny in this powerful hymn to courage and freedom.

Four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier. Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, only three of the friends make it safely to Jahn’s Restaurant, the headquarters of a secret resistance movement. It is here they learn about courage, freedom and love, and discover the astonishing power of one voice as the battle begins – to free a depressed and terrified nation from a generation of cruelty, and to save their captured friend, forced to fight to the death in a barbaric ancient game.

  • A powerful story of courage and freedom against a tyrannical government - strong appeal to fans of dystopian fiction.
  • Winner of the highly prestigious Prix Saint Exupery in France; translated into 10 other languages.
  • Reissued with a powerful new cover.

About the author

Jean-Claude Mourlevat was born in Ambert, France. He taught German for five years before deciding to study drama. He wrote and directed burlesque shows for adults and children which were performed for more than ten years in France and abroad. He started writing in 1996 and his stories were published the same year. He first wrote short texts which were illustrated and became children's books. He lives in a house overhanging the River Loire, near Saint-Etienne, with his wife and two children.

About the illustrator

Visit Jean-Claude's French website at www.jcmourlevat.com

ISBN: 9781406350036
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 432pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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