Now I Know & The Toll Bridge
By (author) Aidan Chambers
Now I Know & The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers
Book DescriptionIn "Now I Know" the body of a young man, crucified on a metal cross, is found dangling from a crane in a scrapyard and subsequently vanishes. Tom, an ambitious young police officer, thinks he's had a lucky break when he's put in charge of this bizarre murder investigation. Nik is doing research for a film about a contemporary life of Jesus. Their independent investigations ultimately bring them together in an unexpected climax. This is a thought-provoking book about faith, spiritual experiences and teenage love and relationships. In "The Toll Bridge", everyone seems to know best when it comes to Jan's future - but he's still working out for himself who he really is. He feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge. While there, he meets Tess and Adam and their close bond of friendship develops into something which has devastating effects for them all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862302877
(197mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aidan Chambers
Postcards from No Man's Land, Paperback (August 2016)
This winner of the 2003 Michael Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal, told in dual narratives, takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery in a foreign city in the midst of war. This edition includes bonus materials and a new Foreword by the author.
Blindside, Paperback (January 2015)
A tragic but ultimately uplifting story about one boy overcoming obstacles. Pete's a brilliant runner but his dreams of athletic stardom are shattered when he is in a horrific accident. Holed up in a hospital bed, Pete learns some life lessons from the people on the ward. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Breaktime & Dance on My Grave, Paperback (October 2014)
Ditto challenges Morgan to prove that literature is crap and triggers off a chain of events to alter his outlook of life forever. Ditto faces a series of charges from Morgan against literature: that all fiction is Done. Finished. Dead; a sham and a pretence.
Dying to Know You, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Aidan Chambers
Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She's asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. The writer agrees on the condition Karl submits to a series of interviews. Through these lively discussions Chambers creates an indelible portrait of a teenage boy discovering his own voice.
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Author Biography - Aidan Chambers
Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife Nancy. He has received international acclaim for his provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults. Among many prizes, he has won the Carnegie Medal and the American Printz Award for Postcards from No Man's Land and the Hans Christian Medal for the body of his work. His books are translated into many languages and he travels extensively on speaking engagements. He is a playwright and an anthologist and also writes stories for younger children. In 1982 Aidan and Nancy were given the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for their work on behalf of children's books.
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