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  • Published: 21 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535012
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 204

Children of the King




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. 
A hauntingly beautiful story from one of Australia's most acclaimed writers for adults and children.

  • Pub date: 21 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535012
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 204

About the Author

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett's work has won numerous Australian and international literary prizes and has been published around the world. Uniquely, she is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her accolades include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Of A Boy), The Age Book of the Year (Of A Boy), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (Thursday's Child), the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for both Older and Younger Readers (Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo and The Children of the King), the Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Surrender), shortlistings for the Miles Franklin Award (for both Of a Boy and Butterfly) and the CILP Carnegie Medal (The Midnight Zoo). Hartnett is also the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2008).

Golden Boys, Sonya’s third novel for adults, was shortlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award and she also published her third picture book, The Wild One in 2014.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Melbourne Prize for Literature

    Shortlisted • 2012 • Best Writing Award

  • APA Book Design Awards

    Winner • 2013 • Best Designed Children's Fiction

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Winner • 2013 • Younger Readers

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Book of the Year for Older Children

  • Davitt Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Best Young Adult Crime Book

  • Prime Minister's Literary Award

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Young Adult Fiction


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