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ISBN:
9781780272849
Categories
Children's, Children's, Fiction
Imprint
BC Books
Publication Date
16 June 2015
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
208
Age Range
12+

Silver Skin

Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize

 

                             

eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘Refreshingly original’, ‘Fascinating, absorbing and exciting to read’, ‘This story mixes sci-fi and historical fiction to spectacular effect’, ‘It's original. It's interesting. It's imaginative. It's beautifully written. The plot is compelling. And it mixes science and the supernatural to great effect' – The Bookbag

'a fabulous read' – The Bookwitch

‘This isn't just a GOOD book - it's a VERY GOOD book . . . This really is a book which satisfies on a great many levels.’ – Sue Purkiss, A Very Big Blog Adventure

'all the ingredients of a prehistoric transcendental romance' – Scotland Magazine

'Joan Lennon spins a damn good yarn' – Electric Eclectic

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCOTTISH TEENAGE BOOK PRIZE 2017

Skara Brae, Orkney, the end of the Stone Age. The sun is dying, storms batter the coast and people fear the end of the world. When Rab crawls out of the sea wearing the remains of his Silver Skin, he throws the islanders into confusion. Who is he? Why has he come? Voy, the village wise woman, is certain he's a selkie, a source of new power. Cait isn't so sure.

Rab, thousands of years from home, injured and desperate, must learn fast about this ancient world. What started as a high-tech study trip has turned into a struggle to survive.

Joan Lennon, born in Canada, has lived in Scotland since 1978. She has written a large number of children’s books, including a number of successful series – The Wickit Chronicles, Tales from the Keep and the Slightly Jones series. Her books have been translated into numerous languages.