Boy In The Tower

Boy In The Tower

Summary

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2015
LONGLISTED FOR THE BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2015
SHORTLISTED FOR THE REDBRIDGE AWARD 2015
RUNNER UP TEACH PRIMARY NEW CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD 2015
BOOKTRUST PICK
When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way.

Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him.

His mum doesn't really like looking outside - but it's going outside that she hates. She prefers to sleep all day inside their tower, where it's safe.

Except it isn't any more. Strange plants have started to take over and tower blocks are falling down around them.
Now Ade and his mum are trapped and there's no way out . . .

Reviews

  • This matches a dystopian plot with a hugely engaging narrator . . . An unusual and very impressive debut.
    Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

About the author

Polly Ho-Yen

Polly used to be a primary school teacher in London and while she was teaching there she used to get up very early in the morning to write stories. The first of those stories is now a book called Boy in the Tower.
She’s still writing stories and though she doesn’t teach now, she still visit schools … only now they’re all over the country.
She lives in Bristol with her husband Dan who designs the covers of her books.
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