Why buy this book?
- WINNER of the Costa Children's Book Award 2012
- A once in a lifetime book - you won't forget this book
- A unique voice perfect for fans of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
- Dark and haunting illustrations by Julian Crouch add to the reading experience
- Also available as a Multi-touch iBook from Apple's iBookstore and an audio book
About the book
When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.
Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.
This is the dark ages. We don't sing.
But this was the best daydream I'd had since Hector and his family vanished. Mostly I tried not to think about Hector. Instead I liked to concentrate on imagining myself on our planet, the one Hector and I had invented. Juniper.
It was better than being worried sick about what had happened to him. Except this was one of the best daydreams I'd had for a long time. It felt as if Hector was near me again. We were driving round in one of those huge, ice-cream-coloured Cadillacs. I could almost smell the leather. Bright blue, sky blue, leather seats blue. Hector in the back. Me with my arm resting on the chrome of the wound-down window, my hand on the wheel, driving us home for Croca-Colas in a shiny kitchen with a checked tablecloth and a garden that looks as if the grass was Hoovered.
That's when I became vaguely aware of Mr Gunnell saying my name.
'Standish Treadwell. You are wanted in the headmaster's office.'
Letter from the editor
Sarah Odedina, Managing Director
£1.00 for a single book
FREE for two or more books
£5.00 for the first book
+ £2.00 for each additional book
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