October, October / Katya Balen ; illustrated by Angela Harding.
October and her dad live in the woods. They sleep in the house Dad built for them and eat the food they grow in the vegetable patches. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They read the books they buy in town again and again until the pages are soft and yellow -- until next year's town visit. They live in the woods and they are wild. And that's the way it is. Until the year October turns eleven. That's the year October rescues a baby owl. It's the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October's mother comes back. The year everything changes. This book is a feast for the senses, filled with the woodsmoke smell of crisp autumn mornings and the sound of wellies squelching in river mud. And, as October fights to find the space to be wild in the whirling chaos of the world beyond the woods, it is also a feast for the soul.
- ISBN: 9781526601933 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1526601931 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 290, 4 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
- Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2020
First published in 2020.
Includes sneak peak of The light in everything.
"This edition published in Great Britain in 2021 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc"--Title page verso.
|Target Audience Note:||
9-12 years old.
Yoto Carnegie Medal
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