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When Darkness Comes

By Robert Swindells

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A new edition of a classic story from a multi-award-winning author that will appeal to fans of Michelle Paver.

Jealousy and ambition divide a tribe so much so that it splits into two communities - each of whom has to strive to become self-sufficient. Their failure almost leads to their destruction. It's up to the chief's son and the other children of the tribe to overcome the adults' prejudices and attempt reconciliation. When they are threatened by raiders from a stronger, more skilful race, survival is all. But will the tribes be able to reunite in time?

Biographical Notes

Robert Swindells is one of our most distinguished and successful writers for young people. He is renowned for combining hard-hitting subject matter (homelessness, racial intolerance, nuclear war) with page-turning storytelling in his powerful novels for teenagers. Swindells won the Carnegie Medal in 1994 for Stone Cold and has won the Red House Children's Book Award a staggering four times.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444922110
  • Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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