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Boy in the tower

Boy in the tower

Ho-Yen, Polly, author

Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn't really like looking outside - but it's going outside that she hates. She's happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it's safe. But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn't safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there's no way out

Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Corgi Books, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Polly Ho-Yen
ISBN: 055256916X, 9780552569163
Intended audience: 9+. Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2014.
Physical Description: 328 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

Author note

Polly Ho-Yen was born in Northampton and brought up in Buckinghamshire. After working in publishing for several years, she now works as a primary school teacher. Somewhere in between five o'clock in the morning and sitting down in front of a classroom of five-year-olds,Boy in the Towerwas written. She lives in South London with her husband and their very vocal cat, Milo.

Reviews

"This matches a dystopian plot with a hugely engaging narrator . . . An unusual and very impressive debut."
The Bookseller||"Haunting and compelling, with characters you really care for"
The Bookseller||"I loved it and I think you - whoever you are, whether you're aged eight or eighty - will love it, too.Boy In The Towercomes highly recommended by me. I think it might even be my favourite story of 2014 so far."