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Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He’s determined to finish his last painting, ‘River Boy’, before he goes. At first Jess can’t understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete – before it’s too late.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal.

“River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic … You are not the same person at the end of this book.” Carnegie Medal Judges

“The book is indeed a stunner – powerful, magical, unforgettable, a young classic of a book enjoying the first couple of years of what could and should be immortality.” Evening Echo

“Unflinchingly facing down the subject of death, Bowler elevates it into an elegiac, magical depiction of a granddaughter’s relationship with her grandfather.” Scotland on Sunday

“The atmosphere is haunting, the sense of the power beyond ourselves, strong and silent, and the mystery of the natural world, woodlands and airy hills and sliding, glittering water are beautifully suggested, as is the strength – oh, subject most rare – of familial love.” The Spectator

‘A fine winner of this year’s Carnegie Medal – haunting, poetic and written with great feeling.’ The Mail on Sunday

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780192754448

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Date published

September 7th, 2006

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Tim Bowler

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  1. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    Tim Bowler is not a very well known author, but i definitely recommend you to check out some of his other books. River boy was truly spectacular

    5out of 5
  2. Missymessy
    on 27 February 2011

    A beautiful book that everyone should read, so down to earth and dreamy… One of my favourite books ever!

    5out of 5