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Carnegie Medal Best Book
Tim Bower's tense and sensitive River Boy is, quite simply, an excellent book that deservedly won the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

Jess, a talented and obsessive swimmer, finds it difficult to come to terms with her grandfather's impending death but at the same time cannot understand his refusal to let go until he has finished his final painting "River Boy". On a family holiday, which takes Jess and Grandpa back to the places of his childhood, Jess too becomes involved in the mysterious painting and finds herself drawn to the real River-Boy who leads her into a challenge that she must complete before it is too late.

Written with a sense of calm amidst the brooding atmosphere of the story it tells, River Boy is a well-crafted, poetic novel written by a man whose talent for creating visual images with the use of a few, carefully chosen words will surely help to make it a modern classic.

Hot on atmosphere and strong on characters this haunting book, which so delicately yet so profoundly looks at the very nature of life and death, the past and the future, deserves a place on every discerning readers bookshelf. (Ages 10 and over). --Susan Harrison

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 1-4395-0264-1 / 978-1-4395-0264-8 (USA edition)
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): T Bowler
ISBN: 0-613-67116-3 / 978-0-613-67116-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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September 2002 : USA Turtleback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-606-24802-1 / 978-0-606-24802-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: River Boy (Thorndike Young Adult)
Author(s): Tim Bowler, Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-7862-3507-1 / 978-0-7862-3507-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-689-82908-6 / 978-0-689-82908-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-275444-0 / 978-0-19-275444-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy (Rollercoasters)
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-832646-7 / 978-0-19-832646-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP DUMP LIST
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-832637-8 / 978-0-19-832637-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-689-84804-8 / 978-0-689-84804-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-275158-1 / 978-0-19-275158-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy: Complete & Unabridged ("Read Along")
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-7540-6214-7 / 978-0-7540-6214-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Read-Along
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March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy (Galaxy Children's Large Print Books)
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-7540-6048-9 / 978-0-7540-6048-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Galaxy
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-275035-6 / 978-0-19-275035-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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October 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-19-271756-1 / 978-0-19-271756-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2001 : UK Audio CD

Title: River Boy: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-7540-6503-0 / 978-0-7540-6503-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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March 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: River Boy: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-7540-5098-X / 978-0-7540-5098-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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April 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: River Boy
Author(s): Tim Bowler
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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