Joseph Coelho: The Girl Who Became a Tree


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A Story Told In Poems
By Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 21, and shortlisted for CILLIP Carnegie Medal 21

Intense imaginative power combines with brilliant poetic technique in a major new work by one of the leading poets writing for young people.

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Synopsis: Daphne is unbearably sad and adrift. She seeks solace both in the security of her local library and the escape her phone screen provides. Trying to make sense of what has happened, she recalls memories of shared times and stories past, and in facing the darkness she finds a way back from the tangle of fear and confusion, to feel connected once more with her friends and family. Joseph Coelho deploys a wide variety of poetic forms with consummate skill in his narration of events, seamlessly but searingly weaving together the ancient legend of Daphne, who was turned into a tree to avoid the attentions of the god Apollo, and a totally modern tale, mixing real life and fantasy, in which a latter-day Daphne seeks her own freedom. – Otter-Barry Books

Author: Joseph Coelho
Title: The Girl Who Became A Tree
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
ISBN: 9781913074784
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Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176

Age: 13+

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