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  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760895945
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

The Tell




Action, crime and intense family drama combine to create a powerful story in the vein of Two Wolves or a young Boy Swallows Universe.

The world turns on moments like these. Crossroad moments; a toss of the coin . . . I see half my face in deep shadow, eyes glittering like diamonds, the resemblance to my father never stronger.
Rey Tanic is not like other 14-year-olds. His dad is a mafia boss. His dad is also in jail. When Rey’s life explodes, every decision he makes will shape the rest of his life. How far does the apple really fall from the tree?

Cinematic and gripping. Powerful writing for young teens. - Candice Fox, bestselling author of Gone by Midnight.

  • Pub date: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760895945
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Martin Chatterton

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating for over thirty years. He has written dozens of books for children and illustrated many more, collaborating with a number of illustrious authors along the way, including several British Children's Laureates. His work has been published in fourteen languages and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia, the US and the UK. As Ed Chatterton, Martin writes crime fiction, screenplays and historical fiction and several of his books are in development with various TV and film producers. Martin is also well known as a children's performer and tours globally. In 2017 Martin gained his PhD and is currently working on an animated feature related to his doctorate. After a period spent living in the US, he now divides his time between Australia and the UK, where he is a partner in a media production company.

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Praise for The Tell

“The Tell is a gritty yet thoughtful novel balancing equally a fast-paced thriller with a coming-of-age story . . . Chatterton has produced a novel that shares the best of Australian young adult writing – a strong narrative, a thumping heart at its core, and a main character full of resilience and hope.”

Trish Buckley, CBCA Reading Time

“Chatterton's razor sharp narrative style and cutting teen voice flip unlikely into, 'Can I come too!'”

Dimity Powell, Dim's Write Stuff


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