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The Boy, the bird and the coffin maker
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The Boy, the bird and the coffin maker

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781407178691

Publication Date: 4 May 2017

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 6)

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A lonely widowed man encounters a boy hiding from his abusive father and hides him and his pet bird from the people of his eccentric small town.

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Summary

A lonely widowed man encounters a boy hiding from his abusive father and hides him and his pet bird from the people of his eccentric small town.

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker, spending his quiet, solitary days creating the final resting places of Allora's people.

Until the day a mysterious boy and his magical bird arrive - flying from danger and searching for a safe haven.

Tito is fearful, suspicious of kindness, but as the winter days grow colder and darker, Alberto's home grows warmer and brighter.

Can Tito and his bird be sheltered from the town's prying eyes and the shadows of their past?

A story of life and death and of how hope can burn bright in a place faded by sadness.

NOTE : Includes a recount of a plague that killed many people in the town, including Alberto's wife and children. There are also descriptions of corpses, as Alberto helps to place the dead into their coffins. This is respectfully treated and isn't graphic, but may upset more sensitive readers. Tito's father is implied to have been abusive to him and his mother, though this is not graphically depicted.

NOTE : Book banded by Peters.

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JF
Subject
Children's novels
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Some B & W illus
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4 May 2017
Edition
Original
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9781407178691
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Paperback
Pages
186
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
190g
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