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The Light Jar

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 240 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9781407171289

The Light Jar

Lisa Thompson

Scholastic

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future?

A story of fear and hope, loneliness and friendship - full of the heart, engaging characters and propulsive, page-turning mystery that has made The Goldfish Boy the breakout children’s books hit of 2017.

Selling points

  • Readers will empathize and root for Nate just as much as The Goldfish Boy's Matthew - he is bright, curious and facing his fears.
  • The Goldfish Boy was a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month pick for January 2017.
  • Lisa is a true talent, handling tough subjects with a sensitive lightness of touch that feels very accessible. She is set to be an enduring star of the children's books market.

Reviews

'Both a genuine mystery and an emotionally charged examination of fear and loneliness, this is a terrific read with warmly engaging characters' - Daily Mail

'Heart and humour, along with a strong message about the value of family, friends and facing fears, that make this assured debut stand out' - Observer

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