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Phoenix, S. F. Said; Illustrated by Dave McKean

Label
Phoenix
Title
Phoenix
Statement of responsibility
S. F. Said; Illustrated by Dave McKean
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl...
  • "Brilliant ... a total pageturner... gloriously produced" Jacqueline Wilson "Completely absorbing ... The book is beautiful - lavishly illustrated by Dave McKean, with words and pictures working seamlessly together." -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "This is fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean" -- Sally Morris Daily Mail "Breathlessly paced ... A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here." -- Daniel Hahn The Independent on Sunday "A big (and big-hearted) story ... Said's child-centred, inclusive text and McKean's gorgeous images combine to produce a story that will encourage young imaginations to take flight. The final sequence, in particular, is both stunning and uplifting." -- Linda Buckley-Archer Guardian
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Biographical or historical data
SF Said (Author) SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year. Phoenix is his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools. For more information on SF and his books, please visit www.sfsaid.comDave McKean (Illustrator) Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Savage (David Almond) and The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustrated Pictures That Tick and the multi-award winning Cages. He has created hundreds of CD and comic covers and directed five short and three feature films.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
JF
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Fourth Grade to Sixth Grade
  • From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11
  • Intermediate, junior secondary
Literary form
novels
Summary expansion
A boy with the power of a star...Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair..
Target audience
juvenile
Phoenix, S. F. Said; Illustrated by Dave McKean
Label
Phoenix, S. F. Said; Illustrated by Dave McKean
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Originally published: Oxford: David Fickling Books, 2013. -Shortlisted for the 'Guardian Children's Fiction Award'. Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew - and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair. Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy
Control code
9780552571340
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Dimensions
18x13x3 cm.
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Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780552571340
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
Kotui multi-version record.
Other physical details
illustrations, (black and white)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) MH_113413

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