• ISBN:
    9781786072108
  • eISBN:
    9781786072115
  • Published on:
    06/07/2017
  • Page Count:
    352
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Dimensions
    129 x 198mm

Goodnight, Boy

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy.

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy.

The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family; the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away.

When his adoptive mother Melanie rescues him, life starts to feel normal again. Until JC does something bad, something that upset his new father so much that he and Boy are banished to the kennel. But as his new father gets sicker, JC realizes they have to find a way out. And so begins a stunning story of a boy, a dog and their journey to freedom.

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy.

Reviews


'With a unique voice, Nikki Sheehan creates a story that is both dark, yet filled with hope. It's one of those books that you want to re-read again and again. Stunning, and unforgettable.'

Lisa Heathfield, author of Seed and Paper Butterflies

'Goodnight, Boy is a unique book. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully constructed.'

Brian Conaghan, winner of 2017 Costa Children’s Book Award

'A hauntingly original and heartbreakingly beautiful novel'

Sarah Crossan, winner of CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016

Nikki Sheehan is the youngest daughter of a rocket scientist. Sheehan achieved a first class degree in linguistics and worked as a subtitler on Coronation Street and The Simpsons. She later studied developmental psychology and journalism and continues to work as a freelance journalist and copywriter, specialising in parenting features. Sheehan has three children and is also a story mentor with Little Green Pig (Ministry of Stories) helping children to access their creativity. In addition, Sheehan is also one of three organisers of Brighton Rocks Books, the first mini festival of children’s writing in the area. Sheehan is also the author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? Published by O.U.P in 2014.

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