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When Nathanial and his mother move to the quiet, safe streets of Cheshunt, he immediately senses something wrong. Violent gangs patrol the streets, feral dogs roam at night, and the oppressive stench from the abattoir lingers over the school.

Winner of the CBCA of the Year: Older Readers

When Nathanial and his mother move to the quiet, safe streets of Cheshunt, he immediately senses something wrong. Violent gangs patrol the streets, feral dogs roam at night, and the oppressive stench from the abattoir lingers over the school.

Soon Nathanial learns that his presence is no accident. As he uncovers the dark secrets of Cheshunt's past, and event spiral desperately out of control, he and his new friends must confront phantoms from their past in the battle to stop the Gathering and its terrifying creator.

'A great page-turner that is probably best read in daylight and in good company.' The Age
 
 

Reviews

The Gathering is a great page-turner that is probably best read in daylight and in good company.

The Age

A warm, funny, endearing, compelling, chilling, heart-stopping book. Read it!

Magpies

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140360592

    June 1, 1993

    Puffin

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742283999

    June 1, 1993

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Children's Peace Lit Award (PEACE)
    1993
    Joint winner
    Best Book
  • 1994
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • CBC Book of the Year
    1994
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    1994
    Second
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • 1994
    Shortlisted
    Talking Book
  • 3M Talking Book Award-NSW
    1994
    Shortlisted
    Talking Book
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1994
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1995
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults