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The Gift Boat By Peter Dickinson

The Gift Boat
by Peter Dickinson

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A beloved grandfather hovers between life and death as his grandson fights to save him. A magical story from one of our greatest children's writers.
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The Gift Boat by Peter Dickinson

Grandad is the most important person in Gavin's life. The two understand each other perfectly. Grandad teaches Gavin to fish in Stonehaven harbour, and is making him a beautiful model boat for his birthday. Gavin names her Selkie, after the mythical seal-people, who will help you if you're in trouble. When Grandad is suddenly struck down by a massive stroke, Gavin is devastated. But he is determined to prove the doctors wrong, and find a way to reach his real Grandad, trapped somewhere inside the paralysed body in the hospital bed. He is sure that, somehow, the little boat, and the magical selkies in the sea, hold the key to bringing his grandfather back to life, against all the odds.

'This little story is a masterpiece . . . gripping . . . the work of a major writer at his very best' Books For Keeps

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About Peter Dickinson


Peter Dickinson is one of the most acclaimed and respected writers of our time and has won nearly every major literary award for his children's novels. THE KIN, his first book for Macmillan, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1999, as was THE ROPEMAKER in 2001. He was one of the three shortlisted candidates for the first Children's Laureate. He lives in Alresford, Hampshire.

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GOR000998312
The Gift Boat by Peter Dickinson
Peter Dickinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2005-02-04
144
0330420852
9780330420853
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.