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Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods.
His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon.
All the boy needs to do is survive alone for a little while longer. But dark forces are circling - like the dangerous man in the Range Rover, who is looking for his stolen money. And then there are the ancient forces that have lain asleep in the woods for an age...
A truly original and affecting piece of work. Unsettling but beautiful, sparse but packed with heart, it's a real invasion of the senses -- Phil Earle
This beautiful, tensely written book is a classic of its kind, squeezing every drop of tension out of the reader until the final, hallucinatory climax .. beautifully written, taut and tense -- Melvin Burgess
Yearning regret punctuated by glimpses of real companionship and pure dread. What a joy to see Jason's pictures matched by such an unsentimental but tender story -- Geraldine McCaughrean
Wild and unsettling and extraordinary. Think Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem meets Danny Champion of the World -- Maggie Harcourt
|Publication date:||6th May 2021|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Family Issues, Gritty Reads|
Jason Cockcroft was born in New Zealand, and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children/s books ever since. Jason has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award and he won the inaugural Blue Peter Book Award in 2000 for his work on Geraldine McCaughrean’s A Pilgrim's Progress and was the illustrator on the original covers of the final three Harry Potter novels. He is also an accomplished watercolour artist and portrait painter. When he's not drawing and painting, he's usually ...More About Jason Cockcroft