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Finding Violet Park

Author: Jenny Valentine
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a series of chance events leaves him in possession of an urn with ashes, sixteen-year-old Londoner, Lucas Swain, becomes convinced that its occupant, Violet Park, is communicating with him, initiating a voyage of self-discovery that forces him to finally confront the events surrounding his father's sudden disappearance.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Valentine
ISBN: 0007214456 9780007214457 9780007229628 0007229623
OCLC Number: 861488754
Awards: Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2007.
Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2008.
Shortlisted for Branford Boase Award 2008.
Description: 199 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Jenny Valentine.
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Narrated by the most compelling voice since Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, this is a quirky and original voyage of self-discovery triggered by a lost urn of ashes.  Read more...

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"Finding Violet Park is a wonderful debut for many reasons! the book is astute! full of bitter-sweet observations. The plot is so well controlled that you never anticipate the clever ending." Read more...

 
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