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Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World’s End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness? It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway.

If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates – then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime.

Far Rockaway has been longlisted for the Carnegie Book Award 2013.
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On Sale: 3rd January 2013

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780340997338

Reviews

A glorious adventure.
Scotsman
Brilliantly juxtaposes a mythic world with twenty-first century reality.
School Librarian
This is pure adventure for readers who love being drawn into descriptive, fascinating, real worlds. ****
Books For Keeps
Celebrates the power of narrative to give meaning and richness to our concept of ourselves and our lives.
Carousel
Inventive mash up between modern fiction and the classics.
Daily Record
Full of wisdom, sharply-drawn imagery, great characters and an ending worthy of all the pages behind it.
Reading Zone
A fast-paced adventure set in Manhattan, with a fabulous heroine.
Angels & Urchins
Engrossing story full of heart-stopping moments.
Primary Times
Charlie Fletcher produces tight enthralling stories.
School Librarian
[An] inventive mashup between modern fiction and the classics
Daily Record (Glasgow)
Charlie Fletcher produces tight, enthralling stories
School Librarian
A glorious adventure
The Scotsman
Stunning
The Sunday Telegraph
Brilliantly juxtaposes a mythic world with twenty-first century reality ... wonderful swashbuckling action
School Librarian
Rippling with an undercurrent of the themes of death, grief and making the most of life, this is pure adventure for readers who love being drawn into descriptive, fascinating real worlds
Books for Keeps
This book champions adventure of all kinds; personal, familial and literary
Carousel
A fine book
The Sunday Times
Full of wisdom, sharply-drawn imagery, great characters and an ending worthy of all the pages behind it
Reading Zone
[An] engrossing story full of heart-stopping moments
Primary Times
A fast-paced adventure set in Manhattan with a fabulous heroine, who even boys will adore
Angels & Urchins