If you’ve read BARKBELLY, you’ll remember Snowbone… She’s the strange, pale wooden girl whom we last saw sitting on a beach in Ashenpeake, ‘lost to the wind and the waves.’
In SNOWBONE, the thrilling sequel to BARKBELLY, Snowbone becomes a fierce warrior, determined to fight for her people’s freedom. With Figgis, Blackeye and her gang of tiddlins marching beside her, Snowbone hunts for the slave traders. But the slavers won’t give in without a fight… Will Snowbone live to tell the tale?
Flying ships, exploding volcanoes, man-eating plants, hungry cannibals, burning buildings – they’re all here, in a brand new, whirlwind adventure!
This book is a testament to the imagination. A children’s novel that will appeal to adults, Cat Weatherill’s sequel to Barkbelly broaches issues of slavery, love and death while maintaining a magical charm – The Big Issue
My particular favourite… a journey of discovery where they learn more about themselves than anything else – Level Up, BBC 2 / CBBC
The book is filled with action… made all the more powerful by a spiritual undercurrent and moments of intense lyrical beauty. As the story progresses Snowbone grows in maturity, gaining wisdom and knowledge through her experiences. This is a dazzling book, inventive in plot and rich in language – Carousel Guide to Children’s Books
- Shortlisted for the West Sussex Children’s Book Award
- Published in America by Knopf Books
- Reading age 9+/teens