Son of Death

Son of Death

by Andrew McDonald

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2015

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Forget everything you know about dark, hooded figures with scythes: these days grim reapers dress like everyone else, have families of their own and scythes that look a lot like mobile phones.

But still, grim-reaping is a chore for Sod. Every day after school, he's expected to guide souls into the afterlife. And it's really going to get in the way of playing guitar with his band.

But when he starts neglecting his grim-reaping duties, things go awry in the universe. It's up to Sod and his new goth friend, Graveyard Girl, to work out how to put things right again.
ISBN:
9781742973159
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2015
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x25mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald is a Melbourne writer and author of books for young readers. In 2009 he published his hilarious debut middle-grade novel, The Greatest Blogger in the World, about a kid called Charlie who wants to use his blog to Be the Hero, Get the Girl and Save the Day.

Son of Death is his second novel, a black comedy about grim reaping, family responsiblity and rock'n'roll. Andrew is a graduate of RMIT's Professional Writing and Editing course. He has worked for Readings bookshop in Melbourne and the flagship Foyles bookshop in London as a children's bookseller. He currently sits on the Victorian committee of the Australian Children's Laureate program and intermittently volunteers with 100 Story Building, a centre for young writers in Melbourne's inner-west.

He is a regular presenter on the school circuit and has appeared on panels and in workshops at the Melbourne Writer's Festival and Emerging Writer's Festival. He has previously judged the Young Audult category of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the Centre for Youth Literature's Inky Awards.

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