- 9-11 years
|Author||by Kathryn Erskine|
|Series||Usborne Modern Classics|
|Publisher||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Publication Date||1 January 2018|
|Number of Pages||256|
|NBS Text||Children's Fiction|
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Ebook NZ Composite Starter Pack Years 1 - 13
Ebook NZ Intermediate Starter Pack Years 7 - 8
Ebook AUS Composite Starter Pack Years 1 - 13
A lovely, perceptive and poignant story.
Kathryn Erskine grew up country-hopping, living in the Netherlands, Israel, South Africa and Scotland before finally setting in Virginia, USA. After working as a lawyer for fifteen years, Kathryn realized that her real passion lay in writing. Mockingbird is her first novel to be published in the UK, and has already garnered high praise in America, winning a National Book Award in 2011.
Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of "closure", she decides that's what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...