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October, October


Balen, Katya


Staff Pick, Children's (by Tim)

October and her dad live a wild life at a secluded cabin in the forest, but change begins to come. October rescues a baby owl, her dad has an accident, and October’s mother returns to take her to the city. A beautiful story with a great message!

_______________WINNER OF THE YOTO CARNEGIE MEDAL 2022 WINNER OF THE YOTO CARNEGIE SHADOWERS’ CHOICE AWARD 2022_______________'A very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status' - The Times Children's Book of the Week'A modern classic ... relevant, comforting and life-affirming' - Scotsman'The perfect Autumn read' - Primary Teacher Bookshelf_______________A classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the woods and they are wild. And that's the way it is.Until the year October turns eleven. That's the year October rescues a baby owl. It's the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October's mother comes back. The year everything changes.Written in Katya Balen's heart-stoppingly beautiful style, this book is a feast for the senses. And, as October fights to find the space to be wild in the whirling chaos of the world beyond the woods, it is also a feast for the soul.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 30 Sept 2021
Dimensions: 130 x 197 x 26 mm
ISBN: 9781526601933

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