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A Very Good Chance

A Very Good Chance

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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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Romance & Relationships Stories (children's

On Sale: 9th August 2016

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444014785


This lovely life-affirming, lyrical tale is perfect for bridging the path between middle grade and teen fiction
Joanne Owen, Lovereading4kids
Poignant, intelligent and a wonderfully compelling read
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald cements her reputation as one of our finest storytellers with A Very Good Chance, a gorgeously written and completely engrossing tale set in Ireland and Italy of teenage friendship, fracturing families, social division, and bareback horse-racing.
Limerick Leader
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
This is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world
Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
PEOPLE, The Best Children’s Books of 2016 on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
A life-affirming read about friendship across a social divide and being brave and following your own lights
Sunday Independent
The wonder and magic of Minty and Ned's burgeoning relationship is beautifully handled ... 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.
A sensitive read for the 9+ age group
Opens our eyes to some of the challenges facing the Traveler community and the blinkered attitudes of their settled neighbours
A Very Good Chance is a beautifully written story that will capture your attention and your heart