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The List of Real Things

The List of Real Things

A poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. The fourth novel from bestselling Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following BACK TO BLACKBRICK, THE APPLE TART OF HOPE and A VERY GOOD CHANCE.

Grace knows the difference between what’s real and the strange ideas that float around in her little sister’s mind. Their parents died – that’s real. A secret hotel on the cliff-top where their parents are waiting – definitely NOT real. So when grief strikes again, Grace is determined not to let her sister’s outlandish imagination spiral out of control. But the line between truth and fantasy is more complicated than it seems…


‘Completely beguiling, and funny and tender and wise, with a heart as big and deep as the sea’ – Piers Torday

‘Poignant’ – The Sunday Times

‘A sparkling tale … about loss, family and believing in magic’ – Sarah Webb writing for the Irish Independent

‘A book full of warmth, hope, and wonderfully unforgettable characters’ – Zana Fraillon, author of The Bone Sparrow
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 29th March 2018

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444014815

Reviews

A beautifully written story
Irish Independent Review
Completely beguiling, and funny and tender and wise, with a heart as big and deep as the sea
Piers Torday
Perfect for floating away with on a summer's day
Cork Evening Echo
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
A book full of warmth, hope, and wonderfully unforgettable characters
Zana Fraillon, author of THE BONE SPARROW
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
With unforgettable character and oozing love and hope, The List tackles grief and loss in childhood but in a novel way.
Sunday Post
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star
THE BOOKSELLER on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
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