Cruel Nest

Cruel Nest

by Gary Crew
     
 

�Oh sure, the name Cygnet might sound cute, but this place was no downy swan's nest. The town was more like a hornet's nest. A swarm of buzzing, busy-bodying gossips whose sting was not in their tail, but in their vicious tongues.' Jayd was beautiful but she had a bad reputation. She was on her third foster home and her fifth town, and in this town everybody hated… See more details below

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�Oh sure, the name Cygnet might sound cute, but this place was no downy swan's nest. The town was more like a hornet's nest. A swarm of buzzing, busy-bodying gossips whose sting was not in their tail, but in their vicious tongues.' Jayd was beautiful but she had a bad reputation. She was on her third foster home and her fifth town, and in this town everybody hated her. Everybody except Madeleine, the daughter of Jayd's new foster parents. And when Jayd disappeared Maddy refused to believe that she had simply �shot through' to the big city. Especially when she found the unmistakable bright green hairs from her missing friend's skull woven into a wagtail's nest.

Author Biography: Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of Young Adult fiction and innovative picture books. His numerous prizes and awards include CBC Book of the Year: Older Readers for Strange Objects and Angel's Gate (1991 and 1994) which also received widespread international recognition; CBC Honour Book for Memorial (2000), CBC Picture Book of the Year for First Light (1994); CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Watertower (1995); The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie was a notable book in 1996. He is also the author of The Viewer and Mama's Babies, which were CBC Notable Books for 1998 and 1999 respectively. Gary is editor of the After Dark series and author of the picture books Bright Star, Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry Book, Troy Thompson's Radical Prose Folio, Leo The Lion Tamer and Valley of Bones. Other Lothian YA Fiction titles are Dear Venny, Dear Saffron with Libby Hathorn and Edward Britton with Philip Neilsen.

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ISBN-13:
9780734402486
Publisher:
Lothian Books
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.95(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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