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    • ISBN:9781444931693
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

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A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Illustrated by Giovanni Rigano

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This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.

This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.

Ebo: alone.

His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.

Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.

*Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards*

'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week
'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times

Biographical Notes

Eoin Colfer is the writer of the bestselling, award-winning Artemis Fowl series, and has sold over twenty million books worldwide. You can find him on Twitter @EoinColfer.

Andrew Donkin has written over sixty books and graphic novels, including Batman for DC Comics. He is @AndrewDonkin.

Giovanni Rigano has won many awards for his illustrations and is a regular at comic festivals across Europe.

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  • ISBN: 9781444931686
  • Publication date: 12 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 144
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Beautifully realised and punchily told. — Alex O'Connell, The Times, Children's Book of the Week
A powerful, involving graphic novel. — Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times, Books to Watch Out For
A deeply affecting account. — Sarah Donaldson, The Observer, Children's Book of the Week
An absolute must-read, this graphic novel is thought-provoking, profound, sensitive and totally gripping. — Book Trust
This is an outstanding book, told with honesty and heart. — Irish Independent
A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book. — Financial Times
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