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A very good chance

A very good chance

Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore, 1965- author

Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that will save her. Or there's a very good chance at least

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 13+. Young adult fiction. General. Teenage Fiction.
Published London: Orion Children's Books, 2016
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Available at (CPP) Preston (Harris), (NMO) Morecambe, (SCH) Chorley and (SOR) Ormskirk.

  • (CPP) Preston (Harris) – One available in JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF

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    30118133852420 JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (NMO) Morecambe – One available in JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF

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    30118133856710 JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (SCH) Chorley – One available in JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF

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    30118133848485 JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (SOR) Ormskirk – One available in JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF

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    30118133849749 JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (ENE) Nelson – Earliest copy due back 5th September

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    30118133857700 JF Teenage Teenage Stock JF Junior Fiction Due back 5th September

Details

Statement of responsibility: Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1444014781, 9781444014785
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 184 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co. Dublin. She is a professor and associate vice president at the University of Limerick in Ireland, specialising in psychology and effective pedagogy in higher education, and has published several non-fiction books on teaching, learning and academic writing. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally.

Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz.

Reviews

The wonder and magic of Minty and Ned's burgeoning relationship is beautifully handled ... A Very Good Chance is brave and thoughtful with cracking characters. It deserves a wide readership and confirms Moore Fitzgerald's place as one of Ireland's most interesting new children's writers.
IRISH INDEPENDENT||The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive
THE BOOKBAG||This is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world
PARENTS IN TOUCH||This lovely life-affirming, lyrical tale is perfect for bridging the path between middle grade and teen fiction
Lovereading4kids||Part mystery, part sweet romance ... Young readers will be hooked from the get-go.
PEOPLE, The Best Children's Books of 2016 on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE||Poignant, intelligent and a wonderfully compelling read
FALLEN STAR STORIES||Opens our eyes to some of the challenges facing the Traveler community and the blinkered attitudes of their settled neighbours
EVENING ECHO (CORK)||A sensitive read for the 9+ age group
IRISH TIMES||A life-affirming read about friendship across a social divide and being brave and following your own lights
Sunday Independent||A Very Good Chance is a beautifully written story that will capture your attention and your heart
Inis||Sarah Moore Fitzgerald cements her reputation as one of our finest storytellers with A Very Good Chance, a gorgeously written and completely engrossing tale set in Ireland and Italy of teenage friendship, fracturing families, social division, and bareback horse-racing.
Limerick Leader

Back cover copy

Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in the magical Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that might just save her.
Things about resilience and belief.
Things about what it takes to be great.