Excluded from school, Hal is desperate to learn about his father and find his own identity in this brilliant and tense drama from an award-winning author.
Hal's life is in upheaval: trouble at school; problems at home; a quarrel with friends. Then Hal is sent to his grandfather's seaside home.
Soon, his anger is absorbed by the pull of the crashing waves, buffeted by the tides, smoothed by the endless sands. Yet thoughts of the father he has never known won't go away. In fact, soon his dad seems to be everywhere: in the sand figures Hal makes on the beach; in his dreams; in the shape of Wesley Prince, his mother's old boyfriend. Since no one will tell him the truth, Hal is determined to find out for himself. Will his elusive father ever come into his life Or is he no more substantial than the sandfather, blurred and dissolved by the incoming tide
Linda Newbery has published over 30 books, ranging from a picture book to teenage fiction. She won the COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2006 and, for CATCALL, THE SILVER AWARD in the 2007 NESTLE AWARDS. Born in Essex, Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village with her husband and three cats. Apart from writing, she spends time reading, gardening, swimming, going to the cinema and theatre, and walking. She is an active speaker at conferences and regularly conducts writing workshops.
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