The River and the Book

The River and the Book

by Alison Croggon and Katie Harnett

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/10/2015

  $11.54

Combining magical realism and fable, this lyrical tale is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greediness.


Simbala is a Keeper, the latest in a long line of women who can read the Book to find answers to people’s questions. When developers begin to poison the River on which Simbala’s village relies, the Book predicts change. But this does not come in the form they expect; it is the sympathetic foreigner who comes to stay who inflicts the greatest damage of all.

ISBN:
9781925126617
9781925126617
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-10-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor. She is also the author of Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights; and The River and the Book, which was endorsed by Amnesty International. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively, and she has written widely for theatre, with her plays and opera libretti having been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Katie Harnett

Katie Harnett is an illustrator with an MA in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.

She won the 2015 Ars in Fabula Award and is the author of Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat.

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