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The Stars at Oktober Bend

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone, but something inside her is broken. Manny runs at night, trying to escape his memories. He sees Alice on the roof of her river-house, looking like a figurehead on a ship sailing through the stars. He has a poem in his pocket and he knows the words by heart. He is sure that girl has written them. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award and long-listed for the UKLA Awards 2017, this is a poetic and powerful coming-of-age tale. You cannot fail to be moved by the warm friendship that builds between Alice, damaged by a trauma at twelve years of age, and Manny, a former child soldier, living as a refugee in a foster family in Australia. Together, they confront bullies and the experience of being an outsider. Strong ties hold the family of characters together and enable them to face the dangers of their perilous life. Ultimately, you will be uplifted by their strength of character - but sustained throughout the novel by the quality of Millard's writing and the light touch with which she handles difficult subjects.



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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 0-7636-9272-7 / 978-0-7636-9272-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-910646-15-6 / 978-1-910646-15-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Barn Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8782-2 / 978-1-5436-8782-8
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
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May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8784-9 / 978-1-5436-8784-2
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8783-0 / 978-1-5436-8783-5
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Old Barn Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK