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Corey's Rock
Corey's Rock

Corey's Rock

By Sita Brahmachari, Illustrated by Jane Ray

JUVENILE FICTION

96 Pages, 5.9 x 7.9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9781910959978

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Jan 2019)

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Overview

Ten-year-old Isla has moved from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands with her parents, to start a new life after the death of Isla's beloved young brother. Isla's mother's family is from Orkney and her father's is from Africa, and she finds island life is very different to her former city home. Her discovery of the old Orcadian legend about the selkies, half human, half seal people, becomes the key to adjustment and acceptance.Many strands are woven into this deceptively simple story – loss and discovery, legend and reality, the pleasures and problems of settling into a new place, the need to make new friends, the coming to terms with sadness. Jane Ray's illustrations capture the beauty of the island landscape and integrate it perfectly with the atmosphere and rich texture of the storytelling.Endorsed by Amnesty International for illuminating the human rights values of family, friends, home, safety and refuge.

Author Biography

Sita Brahmachari is the highly acclaimed author of Artichoke Hearts which won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2011, was chosen for The Book Trust's Booked Up scheme, nominated for the Carnegie Prize 2012 and also included in Guardian Awards top 50 diverse books. Her second novel Jasmine Skies was nominated for the Carnegie Prize 2013 and selected as a Recommended Read by The School Library Association. Kite Spirit has been recorded in audio form by actress Juliet Stevenson and was nominated for the UKLA Book Award, and her latest book Red Leaves was chosen as one of Book Trust's top reads in 2015 and endorsed by Amnesty International. Sita Brahmachari lives in London.