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Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018
The first novel by acclaimed poet Tony Mitton (winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - the only award for published poetry for children in the UK). Potter's Boy is a moving and beautiful story about finding your true path in life.
The Branford Boase Judges said : ‘beautiful storytelling’; ‘a slow read for the modern child but one that will draw them in’; ‘uses a particularly rich vocabulary’; poignant and unusual’; ‘I learned something from it’.
Potter's Boy is a moving and beautiful story about finding your true path. Ryo witnesses a lone warrior scare bandits away from the village in which he has grown up, and sets his heart on training to become like the hero he saw. He sets out on a journey to find his way in the world, and his encounters with the people he meets leads him to a true understanding of what it means to follow his dream.
'Beautifully written . . . filled with peaceful wisdom' - Finacial Times
|Publication date:||7th February 2019|
|Publisher:||David Fickling Books|
|Topics:||Adventure Stories, General Fiction, Religion / Bible Stories|
Tony Mitton has been writing since he was 9. He began writing specifically for children while working as a primary school and special needs teacher. He now works full-time as a writer and sometimes performs his poems in schools and libraries and other venues, mainly in the UK. His picture books include Down by the Cool of the Pool (with Guy Parker-Rees) and The Somethingosaur (with Russell Ayto). He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of ...More About Tony Mitton