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Hoban, Russell

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ISBN 10: 1406344184 / ISBN 13: 9781406344189
Published by Walker Books Ltd
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"Hoban is the best sort of genius." Patrick Ness, The Guardian Illustrator(s): Deacon, Alexis. Num Pages: 144 pages. BIC Classification: YFC; YFH. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 230 x 153 x 11. Weight in Grams: 196. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781406344189

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Title: Soonchild

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

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"Hoban is the best sort of genius." Patrick Ness, The GuardianSomewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother's womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past...

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Russell Hoban is the author of many acclaimed novels for grown-ups, including Turtle Diary and Riddley Walker. He once described himself as "an addict to writing" and wrote more than 50 books for children, including such classics as Bedtime for Frances, How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen and The Sea-Thing Child. Born in Pennsylvania in 1925, he moved to London in 1969, where he lived until his death in 2011.Alexis Deacon's first picture book, Slow Loris was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. Hissecond, Beegu, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and selected by the New York Timesas one of the year's best illustrated children's books. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators. A Place to Call Home (9781406323023), illustrated by Viviane Schwarz, was nominated for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny prize. He lives in London, SE15.

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