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    • ISBN:9781444011142
    • Publication date:05 Jun 2014

The Apple Tart of Hope

By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, this is a contemporary love story about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.

'A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship' - Louise O'Neill, bestselling author of Asking for It

Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead.

His bike was found at sea, beyond the pier, and everyone in town has accepted this as a teenage tragedy.

Except for his best friend, Meg.

Oscar's kind, always cheerful, and makes the world's best apple tarts.

Meg knows he isn't dead ...

...and she's is going to prove it.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co.Dublin. She is a professor and associate vice president at the University of Limerick in Ireland, specialising in psychology and effective pedagogy in higher education, and has published several non-fiction books on teaching, learning and academic writing. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally.

Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz

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  • ISBN: 9781444011159
  • Publication date: 12 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go. — PEOPLE, The Best Children’s Books of 2016
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go. — PEOPLE, The Best Children’s Books of 2016
This novel is gentle and mild but it has hidden powers, too. — Martin Chilton, THE TELEGRAPH
This novel is gentle and mild but it has hidden powers, too. — Martin Chilton, THE TELEGRAPH
This suspenseful story is vivid with characters — THE SUNDAY TIMES
This suspenseful story is vivid with characters — THE SUNDAY TIMES
one of Ireland's most interesting children's writers — IRISH INDEPENDENT
one of Ireland's most interesting children's writers — IRISH INDEPENDENT
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship. — bestselling author iof ASKING FOR IT, Louise O'Neill, IRISH TIMES
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship. — bestselling author iof ASKING FOR IT, Louise O'Neill, IRISH TIMES
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel — Imogen Russell Williams, METRO
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel — Imogen Russell Williams, METRO
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star — The Bookseller, THE BOOKSELLER
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star — The Bookseller, THE BOOKSELLER
A layered, morally complex and captivating read — Joseph O'Connor, IRISH TIMES
A layered, morally complex and captivating read — Joseph O'Connor, IRISH TIMES
...a wonderful book that will leave you with a giant smile on your face, and a longing for the taste homemade apple tart. — THE BOOK BAG
...a wonderful book that will leave you with a giant smile on your face, and a longing for the taste homemade apple tart. — THE BOOK BAG
I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting — Book Babblers
I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting — Book Babblers
A beautiful book about being different, about good and bad friendships, and how salvation can come from an unlikely place. — Scribbles Book Reviews
A beautiful book about being different, about good and bad friendships, and how salvation can come from an unlikely place. — Scribbles Book Reviews
I felt this story had real depth, and dealt honestly and compassionately with strong emotions and serious decisions. — The Little Reader Library
I felt this story had real depth, and dealt honestly and compassionately with strong emotions and serious decisions. — The Little Reader Library
Both adults and children alike would thoroughly enjoy — Chrissi Reads
Both adults and children alike would thoroughly enjoy — Chrissi Reads
A little piece of pure, irresistible magic — Eve Seymore, CHELTENHAM STANDARD
A little piece of pure, irresistible magic — Eve Seymore, CHELTENHAM STANDARD
A beautiful story about friendship and hope that will make you laugh and cry — WRD About Books
A beautiful story about friendship and hope that will make you laugh and cry — WRD About Books
A delicious and gently philospophical book which explores the issues of bullying, loss, friendship and love with insight and humour — The Best New Children's Books 2015
A delicious and gently philospophical book which explores the issues of bullying, loss, friendship and love with insight and humour — The Best New Children's Books 2015

Fully developed secondary characters ... add richness and depth to this lyrically written tale, which explores themes
of manipulation, self-discovery, hope, and love ...This touching novel is one to savor

— Book List

Fully developed secondary characters ... add richness and depth to this lyrically written tale, which explores themes
of manipulation, self-discovery, hope, and love ...This touching novel is one to savor

— Book List
Readers will delight in watching Meg and Oscar transition from friendship to love while they become enraged at Paloma's bullying behavior. In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of intrigue and mystery to engage readers not typically drawn to love stories. — School Library Journal
Readers will delight in watching Meg and Oscar transition from friendship to love while they become enraged at Paloma's bullying behavior. In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of intrigue and mystery to engage readers not typically drawn to love stories. — School Library Journal
This is a wonderful and gripping tale about young love and friendship and how easy it is for things to go wrong. Even when there is apple tart — Bookwitch
This is a wonderful and gripping tale about young love and friendship and how easy it is for things to go wrong. Even when there is apple tart — Bookwitch
A VERY GOOD CHANCE is brave and thoughtful with cracking characters. It deserves a wide readership and confirms Moore Fitzgerald's place as one of Ireland's most interesting new children's writers. — IRISH INDEPENDENT on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive — THE BOOKBAG on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship. — Louise O'Neill, bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT, on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star — THE BOOKSELLER on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
The characters are well-drawn in this absorbing and thought-provoking timeslip novel. Sarah Moore Fitzgerald tells a moving and original story of love and loss with both humour and understanding. — BOOKTRUST on BACK TO BLACKBRICK
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The third novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Set in Dublin and Siena, with its dizzying, dare-devil Palio horse race, this is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world. Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that will save her. Or there's a very good chance at least.This book follows Sarah Moore Fitzgerald's debut novel BACK TO BLACKBRICK and Waterstones Prize shortlist THE APPLE TART OF HOPE.

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