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Swan Boy

Published by Rock the Boat
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Life isn’t easy for Johnny. He is trying to help his mum, he is looking after his little brother and he is going to a new school. Then Liam Clarke starts to bully him and it all begins to get a lot worse. But when Johnny gets some very surprising help from an unexpected source his life takes a dramatic turn.

A magical story about finding your place and having the courage to fly.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (October 11, 2016)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780749242
  • Ages: 9 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

'wonderful, heart felt and beautiful . . . utterly unpredictable'

– Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

‘A complex and beautiful story, though-provoking and well-written’.

– Carousel

‘A moving story about grief, resilience and courage’.

– Financial Times

'A tender tale of friendship, loss and fitting in - or not…the main character, Johnny, and his younger brother Mojo, will tug at all heartstrings'

– Guardian

‘A beautiful and poignant story about friendship, acceptance and loss. Exquisite characterisation and lots of LEAPING.’

– Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher

‘Just finished Swan Boy with a tear in my eye and fireworks in my heart. Tender, funny, wise and just a little bit magical.’

– Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy

‘An incredibly uplifting novel about learning to be yourself. I loved it.’

– Sarah Crossan, author of Apple and Rain

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