Gullstruck Island

Gullstruck Island

by Frances Hardinge
     
 

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On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, the jungles sing and occasionally a Lost is born – a child seemingly a halfwit but with the power to depart its body and mind-fly with the winds. Hathin and her sister Arilou are members of the Lace – a tribe ostracized for terrible ancient crimes. However, Arilou is also a Lost, the clan’s most precious

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On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, the jungles sing and occasionally a Lost is born – a child seemingly a halfwit but with the power to depart its body and mind-fly with the winds. Hathin and her sister Arilou are members of the Lace – a tribe ostracized for terrible ancient crimes. However, Arilou is also a Lost, the clan’s most precious commodity. The other islanders will give anything to see what she sees. But Hathin and her people have a secret – in truth, Arilou's mumblings make no sense. Only Hathin’s trickery keeps the pretence alive. So when the lie that has protected Hathin’s village for so long threatens to turn against them, what else can Hathin do but take her halfwitted sister and run? With a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a richly imagined adventure no child will be able to put down – or ever forget!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230739482
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
406,133
File size:
771 KB
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend had finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of FLY BY NIGHT, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award.

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