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A debut novel about one girl's remarkable journey across France during WWI.
France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. "I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either." But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears...
In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.
"An impressive debut with a tenacious heroine. One for slightly older fans of Emma Carroll's historical fiction." * The Bookseller * "House is a wonderful storyteller, combining simple prose with a relish for domestic detail. This is a story that young readers will remember long after GCSE timelines have been forgotten." * Telegraph.co.uk * "An enjoyable book that tells a different kind of war story. Young Angelique Lacroix makes a great heroine and her epic journey across France with her geese to save the family farm, is amazing." * Ross, 11, LoveReading * "The Goose Road' is now one of my favourite books! It can change your mood in a second! You are happy then suddenly you are almost crying! It's romantic, happy, sad, adventurous....all of my favourite things in one book!" * Hope, 11, LoveReading * A gem ... House is a wonderful storyteller. * The Telegraph *
ISBN: 9781406371673 ISBN-10: 140637167X Audience:
For Ages: 12+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 1st June 2018 Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.26