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Far Rockaway

Charlie Fletcher

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

From the author of the STONEHEART TRILOGY comes a compelling adventure for younger fans of THE BOOK THIEF and SHADOW OF THE WIND.

Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World's End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway.

If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates - then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime.

Far Rockaway has been longlisted for the Carnegie Book Award 2013.

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Praise for Far Rockaway

  • Well-written and a refreshing change from the contemporary adolescent focus on vampire-related literature . - Courier Mail

  • A glorious adventure. - Scotsman

  • Brilliantly juxtaposes a mythic world with twenty-first century reality. - School Librarian

  • This is pure adventure for readers who love being drawn into descriptive, fascinating, real worlds. **** - Books For Keeps

  • Celebrates the power of narrative to give meaning and richness to our concept of ourselves and our lives. - Carousel

  • Inventive mash up between modern fiction and the classics. - Daily Record

  • Full of wisdom, sharply-drawn imagery, great characters and an ending worthy of all the pages behind it. - Reading Zone

  • A fast-paced adventure set in Manhattan, with a fabulous heroine. - Angels & Urchins

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Charlie Fletcher

Charlie Fletcher is a screenwriter and children's author living in Edinburgh. His Stoneheart trilogy has been translated into a dozen languages and the film rights have been sold to Paramount. The first volume, Stoneheart, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His stand-alone novel for children, Far Rockaway, was published last year to great critical acclaim and has been longlisted for the Carnegie prize. He can be found on Twitter at @CharlieFletch_r.

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