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Bone Jack

(2014)
A novel by

 

"Dark, magical and mysterious."
Rebecca Stead


A haunting story of magic and myth, of one boy caught between worlds, and of the lengths he will travel to save those he loves.

"Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away." - Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger

Times have been tough for Ash lately, and all he wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be. Back before drought ruined the land and disease killed off the livestock. Before Ash's father went off to war and returned carrying psychological scars. Before his best friend, Mark, started acting strangely.

As Ash trains for his town's annual Stag Chase - a race rooted in violent, ancient lore - he's certain that if he can win and make his father proud, life will return to normal. But the line between reality and illusion is rapidly blurring, and the past has a way of threatening the present.

When a run in the mountains brings Ash face-to-face with Bone Jack - a figure that guards the boundary between the living world and the dead - everything changes once more. As dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended, it's up to Ash to restore things to their proper order and literally run for his life.

Praise for Bone Jack:

A 2015 Carnegie Medal nominee
A 2015 Branford Boase Award nominee

"Though this might seem like justanother ghost story, there's subtle depth here, too, and teen fans of both horror and literary fiction will findlots to like." - Booklist

"Crowe is a masterly storyteller whose lyrical prose will enthrall young readers. A page-turning and atmospheric offering for middle graders who crave dark fantasy." - School Library Journal

"Crowe is particularly effective in evoking the sensory elements of the natural world...eminiscent of David Almond's work in its sensuality and mysticism." - Horn Book

"British author Crowe crafts a tense, atmospheric tale steeped in folklore, where the setting itself comes alive. It's a quick but memorable read, and a fascinating take on the power of belief and healing." - Publishers Weekly

"The action scenes around the chase itself are gripping, with lots of high drama and no guaranteed happy outcome. What's even more memorable, however, is the lingering feeling of loss that shapes so many lives in this British import; plenty of real-life monsters like war, depression, and isolation haunt people as much as ghostly hound boys." - BCCB

"[P]owerful and beguiling." - Telegraph

"A lovely, eerie adventure, balancing the ancient magic with Ash's very real character growth." - Kirkus Reviews

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
ISBN: 0-399-17651-9 / 978-0-399-17651-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
ISBN: 1-78344-005-8 / 978-1-78344-005-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
Publisher: Jammer Audio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
Publisher: Jammer Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
ISBN: 1-5100-2183-3 / 978-1-5100-2183-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
Publisher: Philomel Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bone Jack
Author(s): Sara Crowe
Publisher: Andersen Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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