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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157679
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Ghost Hawk




A beautifully written, epic tale from award-winning author, Susan Cooper.

In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three-month test of solitude and survival which will turn him into a man.

But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising.

Little Hawk’s fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder – will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations?

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2014

  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157679
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, read English at Oxford and began her career as a reporter and feature-writer for the Sunday Times. She then married an American and moved to the United States. Her sequence of fantasy novels for young adults, The Dark Is Rising, has won numerous international awards, including the Newbery Medal, and has been translated into eleven languages. She has written a number of other books for children and adults, a Broadway play, and several films for television and the cinema. She has two children and lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. Susan is married to the Canadian actor Hume Cronyn.

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Praise for Ghost Hawk

GHOST HAWK is the work of a writer with great imaginative power and long-practised narrative skill. I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved, and enthralled - and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven't read anything better for a long time.

Philip Pullman

Moving and long lasting, this is rich storytelling, and is probably Susan Cooper's finest work so far

Marcus Sedgwick, Guardian

evocative and moving

Garth Nix

This book is nothing short of a masterpiece.

The Bookbag

Moving and thought-provoking novel

Maximum Shelf

Deeply moving and thought-provoking, this is by no means a comforting read: Cooper takes bold risks with both her characters and her narrative, and a sense of the unquiet ghosts of the past haunts this book's pages. A superb book, which deserves to become a future classic.

The Booktrust

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