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The Sandfather

Newbery, Linda

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ISBN 10: 1842555480 / ISBN 13: 9781842555484
Published by Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2009
Used Condition: Very Good
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Title: The Sandfather

Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: paperback / softback.

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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?

About the Author:

Linda Newberry won the COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2006 and, for CATCALL, the SILVER AWARD in the 2007 NESTLE CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE. Born in Essex, Linda now lives in an Oxfordshire village with her husband and cats. When she isn't writing, she enjoys gardening, yoga, swimming, walking and reading. She regularly speaks at conferences and conducts writing workshops. Visit her website at and like her on Facebook at

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