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Children's Book of the Month

A reason to read...

This amazing book was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal

River Boy - Tim Bowler

Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital.

He's determined to finish his last painting, River Boy, before he goes. At first Jess can't understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete - before it's too late.



Meet the Author - Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler is one of the UK’s most compelling and original writers for young people. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at university, he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching, and translating before becoming a full-time writer.

Tim has written over twenty books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for River Boy. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the master of the psychological thriller’ and by The Independent as ‘one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction’. His books have sold over a million copies worldwide.

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