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Ostrich Boys
By Keith Gray

Ostrich Boys

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Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2010.
  • Shortlisted for Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009.
  • Shortlisted for Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books: Older Readers 12-16 2009.
  • Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2009.
  • Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2008.

Book Description

'It's not really kidnapping, is it? He'd have to be alive for it to be proper kidnapping.' Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey of friendship. Stealing the urn containing the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out from Cleethorpes on the east coast to travel the 261 miles to the tiny hamlet of Ross in Dumfries and Galloway. After a depressing and dispiriting funeral they feel taking Ross to Ross will be a fitting memorial for a 15 year-old boy who changed all their lives through his friendship. Little do they realise just how much Ross can still affect life for them even though he's now dead. Drawing on personal experience Keith Gray has written an extraordinary novel about friendship, loss and suicide, and about the good things that may be waiting just out of sight around the corner ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099456575
ISBN-10: 0099456575
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Definitions
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Last Soldier by Keith Gray Last Soldier, Paperback (May 2015)

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Return of Johnny Kemp by Keith Gray Return of Johnny Kemp, Paperback (November 2014)

Tense teen thriller from award-winning Keith Gray. No one messes with Johnny Kemp. But Dan got him kicked out of school and now word on the street is that Johnny's back - and he's looking for Dan. Will anyone help Dan face up to the bully...? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Chain by Keith Gray Chain, Paperback (January 2013)

Four characters, four stories, one book that links them all. New edition of this thrilling drama from the award-winning Keith Gray. With a reading age of 8+, this book is also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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Author Biography - Keith Gray

Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream. Since then, he has gone on to win numerous awards. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Smarties Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize and reviews regularly for the Guardian. Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh with his girlfriend and his cockatiel.

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