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Barkbelly By Cat Weatherill

Barkbelly
by Cat Weatherill

Barkbelly is a wooden boy, brought up by loving human parents, whose life falls apart when he accidentally kills one of his playmates and has to go on the run. His journey turns into a quest for his real home and his real mother, and takes in along the way the circus, fierce pirates and mysterious giant hedgehogs.
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Barkbelly Summary


Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill

A fantastic epic and magical adventure story set in a beautifully realised world that's almost but not quite like our own. Barkbelly is a wooden boy, brought up by loving human parents, whose life falls apart when he accidentally kills one of his playmates and has to go on the run. His journey turns into a quest for his real home and his real mother, and takes in along the way the circus, fierce pirates and mysterious giant hedgehogs. Full of poetry, magic, and dark twists of fate, Barkbelly discovers what can happen when your dreams come true, but not in the way you expect.

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Barkbelly Reviews


"This is a magical and moving debut.""--The Times "(U.K.)
"A glorious book . . . beautiful and touching.""--The Observer "(U.K.)
"Fresh and inventive.""--The Children's Bookseller "(U.K.)
"A startling fresh voice in children's books! Cat Weatherill is one of our great storytellers, vivacious and inventive." "--"Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate (U.K.)
"A magical adventure . . . all these rich characters reflect real life but allow the reader to imagine the details for themselves.""--Carousel "(U.K.)
This is a magical and moving debut. " The Times "(U.K.)
A glorious book . . . beautiful and touching. " The Observer "(U.K.)
Fresh and inventive. " The Children s Bookseller "(U.K.)
A startling fresh voice in children s books! Cat Weatherill is one of our great storytellers, vivacious and inventive. " "Michael Morpurgo, Children s Laureate (U.K.)
A magical adventure . . . all these rich characters reflect real life but allow the reader to imagine the details for themselves. " Carousel "(U.K.)"

About Cat Weatherill


Cat Weatherill is a performance storyteller, performing internationally at storytelling and literature festivals, on national radio and television, and at schools throughout the country. BARKBELLY is her first novel for children.

Additional information

GOR001010345
Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill
Cat Weatherill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-04-06
352
0141318740
9780141318745
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.