Publication Date: 04/01/2024 ISBN: 9781788452083 Category:

Wild Song

Candy Gourlay

Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication Date: 04/01/2024 ISBN: 9781788452083 Category:
Paperback / Softback




The year is 1904. Luki has lived a tribal life in the mountains of the Philippines. Now she’s growing up, she is expected to become a wife and a mother, but Luki isn’t ready to give up her dream to become a warrior.

When her tribe are offered a journey to America to be part of the St. Louis World’s Fair, Luki will discover that the land of opportunity does not share its possibilities equally . . .

Publisher Review

A shocking, refreshingly different coming-of-age story * The Times Children's Book of the Week * This YA companion to the acclaimed Bone Talk confirms Gourlay as a brilliantly accomplished and original historical novelist * The Guardian Books of the Month * A powerhouse of a novel * The Observer * The real charm of Wild Song lies in Gourlay's simple, lyrical storytelling. Her sparse and feathery prose has an almost mesmeric quality - and succeeds in building a beautiful story out of harrowing events. 5* * The Telegraph * Gourlay's brilliant storytelling will have the reader turning every page eagerly, willing Luki on at every step * The Bookseller, Book of the Month * A potent and powerful novel that is as unforgettable as it is beautifully and accessibly written * LoveReading * A powerful story of courage and bravery . . . impossible to put down. Wild Song is beautifully told - it is vivid, compassionate and heartfelt * Jasbinder Bilan * Vital storytelling, poignant and powerful * Sophie Anderson * One of the standout titles of the year * Independent, praise for Bone Talk * Very special * The Times, praise for Bone Talk * Gourlay's evocative writing grips from the outset * Guardian, praise for Bone Talk * A master storyteller * The Scotsman, praise for Bone Talk * Vividly drawn . . . mesmerising * Observer, praise for Bone Talk *

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