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<h2>A second novel from the bestselling author of Branford Boase shortlisted and Carnegie nominated <i>Witch</i>. An engrossing story of fathers and sons, death and grief, and unexpected bonds, new and old, forged by dark and benign magic. </h2><p>On the day of his dad's funeral, Sam finds a strange, black stone which he senses has supernatural power. But that is just the beginning. Stowed in his pocket, the stone increases Sam's strength and speed at a single touch. And he starts seeing things: two girls dancing, a lone figure on a hilltop summoning ravens, walking with wolves ... and his dad too. Could this small, black stone really help bring back his dad?</p><p>Grappling with grief, guilt and an array of untested, otherworldly abilities, Sam's life feels too crowded – as lies, threats and his lightning temper cause chaos. How can he cope with the turmoil in his head and all around him?</p><p>'A book filled with enchantment, in every sense. Dark, exciting and pacy, <i>Witch</i> brilliantly balances magic and realism' <b>Anthony McGowan</b>, author of Carnegie-winning <i><b>Lark</b></i> on <i><b>WITCH</b></i> </p><p>'There is real magic here ... Perfect reading for a dark, stormy night' <i><b>Irish Times Weekend</b></i></p>

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9781838935641
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<p>A story of fathers and sons, and a boy gripped by the spell of myth and old magic to soothe his grief, from Branford Boase shortlisted and Carnegie nominated Finbar Hawkins.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR <i>WITCH</i></b>: <br />
'Hawkins' descriptive power is considerable' <i>Financial Times</i>. <br />
'I felt its dark jewelled cloak fall about my shoulders and magic me to the time of witch-craft. A story that captures sibling rivalry so perfectly and tells its tale so beautifully I didn't want it to finish' Jasbinder Bilan, author of <i>Aarti and the Blue Gods</i>. <br />
'There is real magic here, though what leaps off the page is the creepy atmosphere and the raw emotion of a grieving, raging girl ... Perfect reading for a dark, stormy night' <i>Irish Times</i>. <br />
'I couldn't stop reading this 5-star story for teens, full of witchcraft,revenge and the power of women' Mel Darbon, author of <i>Rosie Loves Jack</i>. <br />
'Evey is a marvellous, complex, flawed heroine ... Hawkins is a master of raising and re-raising the stakes ... The tale builds to a climax of incredible, cinematic imagery ... A fantastic first outing'

Cory Doctorow, author of Attack Surface

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Stone
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Stone
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<p>Finbar's debut <i>Witch</i> was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the 2022 Carnegie medal.</p>

<p>A standalone story of fathers and sons but with the return of the much loved Evey and Dill from <i>Witch</i>.</p>

<p><i>Witch</i> has over 800 Amazon reviews.</p>

<p>Finbar is Creative Director of Aardman Animations. His sister is the acclaimed British actress, Sally Hawkins.</p>

<p>For 12+ readers.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>A Skinful of Shadows</i> by Frances Hardinge; <i>Witch Child</i> by Celia Rees; <i>Midwinterblood</i> by Marcus Sedgwick; Kiran Millward Hargrave; Laini Taylor; Brigid Kemmerer.</p>

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