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Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.

Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.

Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year - Younger Readers

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143307211

    June 13, 2016

    Puffin

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742535012

    March 21, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    204 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Melbourne Prize for Literature
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Best Writing Award
  • APA Book Design Awards
    2013
    Winner
    Best Designed Children's Fiction
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Older Children
  • Davitt Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Best Young Adult Crime Book
  • Prime Minister's Literary Award
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Young Adult Fiction

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