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This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.
His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.
Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.
Beautifully realised and punchily told. -- Alex O'Connell * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * A powerful, involving graphic novel. -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times, Books to Watch Out For * A deeply affecting account. -- Sarah Donaldson * The Observer, Children's Book of the Week * An absolute must-read, this graphic novel is thought-provoking, profound, sensitive and totally gripping. * Book Trust * This is an outstanding book, told with honesty and heart. * Irish Independent * A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book. * Financial Times *
ISBN: 9781444941982 ISBN-10: 1444941984 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 144 Published: 14th August 2018 Publisher: Hachette Children's Group Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 16.9
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.
He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon." He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.