Aidan Chambers' stunning Carnegie Medal-winning novel weaves together a contemporary coming-of-age story of 17-year-old Jacob with his grandfather's story from WWII Holland; now part of the Originals collection, showcasing Penguin's very best modern classics for young adults.
Aidan Chambers was born in County Durham in 1934. After national service in the Royal Navy he became a teacher and then, for seven years, a monk. His young adult novels have been widely acclaimed, with POSTCARDS FROM NO-MAN'S LAND winning the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the US Michael L Printz Award. With his wife Nancy he ran Signal magazine and he has served as the president of the School Library Association. His devoted services to children's literature were recognised by his receipt of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002.
Sophisticated teenage readers yearning for a wider view of life may find themselves intoxicated by this Carnegie Medal-winning novel. * Publishers Weekly *