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X isle

Download x isle PDF by steve augarde and published by David Fickling in January 1, 2009, format Hardcover ..


x isle Awards

This gripping book is a contender for a whopping 1 prestigious awards:

  • Carnegie Medal Nominee (2011)

Informative Details

Titlex isle
Authorsteve augarde
PublisherDavid Fickling
Year of PublicationJanuary 1, 2009
LanguageEnglish
File FormatHardcover
Number of Pages476
Information about the book x isle, written by steve augarde

Intriguing Summary

Ever since the floods came and washed the world away, survivors have been desperate to win a place on X-Isle, the island where life is rumoured to be easier than on what’s left of the mainland. Only young boys are in with a chance, the smaller and lighter the better.Baz and Ray are two of the lucky few to be chosen, but they soon discover that X-Isle is a far cry from paradise. Ruled by Preacher John, a dangerous religious fanatic, it’s a violent, unpredictable place where terrible things can happen at any moment.The boys hatch an extraordinary plan in order to protect themselves – the construction of a mighty weapon of defence. But can they complete this weapon in time, and are they really prepared to use it in order to secure their freedom?Powerful and compelling, X-ISLE is a fast-moving thriller that will keep you guessing right to the very end.


About the Author

I began writing children’s books when I was at art college, which means that I’ve spent over thirty years as a children’s author. Must be nearly time to grow up. About eighty titles published to date, I think. These include story books and pop-ups for younger readers, as well as my more recent novels for older children. I’m also an illustrator and paper-engineer, and you can see examples of this type of work around the site.Sometimes I provide the paper engineering for pop-up books by other artists and children’s authors – Jan Pienkowski, for example, Emma Chichester-Clark and Damien Hirst.Finally I’m a semi-pro musician, playing mostly jazz. I provided the music and artwork for two BBC children’s television series of Bump the elephant. Mind you, that was ages ago, and so it’s high time somebody sampled it for a dance track and made me a fortune.My first major work for older children was The Touchstone Trilogy, completed in January 2008, the three titles being The Various, Celandine and Winter Wood. The Various was an award winner in The Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2003. Both Celandine and Winter Wood have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

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