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Anna and the Swallow Man

Gavriel Savit


PUBLISHED: 28th January 2016
ISBN: 9780552575270
ANNOTATION:
Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.
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PUBLISHED: 28th January 2016
ISBN: 9780552575270
ANNOTATION:
Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.

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Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.

Publisher Description

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story.

Krak w, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone.

Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall. And like Anna's missing father, he has a gift for languages- Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.

Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgement, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous . . .

Author Biography

Gavriel Savit graduated in musical theatre. As an actor and singer, Gavriel has performed on three continents, from New York to Brussels to Tokyo. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Anna and the Swallow Man is his first novel.

Review

"The breakout WWII drama . . . is causing quite the stir amongst both adults and the pre-teens it's aimed at" Stylist - 'Your Essential 2016 Reading List' "A beautifully haunting and thought-provoking story of friendship that lingers long after the last page" Ruta Sepetys "A bold first novel that promises more from the undoubtedly talented Savit" Guardian "A beautifully written debut" Sunday Express "An astonishingly accomplished debut about war, survival and humanity . . . this is very much in the territory of The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas with all the potential that such a comparison suggests" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller - One to Watch

Prizes

Short-listed for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2017

Product Details

Author
Gavriel Savit
Pages
240
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0552575275
ISBN-13
9780552575270
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2016-01-28
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience Age
12
Publisher
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile