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Jon for Short Malorie Blackman, Vladimir Stankovic

Barrington Stoke Ltd
Paperback / softback 96 pages

198 x 130 xmm
12th Mar 2013
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Jon keeps waking up from a recurring bad dream to find that he is missing his arms and parts of his legs. Kept constantly sedated, as Jon's body disappears his nightmare gets worse. The nurses seem to hate him and the doctor won't answer his questions. Who is Joe? Why do they keep calling him by that name? Tense and horrifying, this story compels the reader to its chilling climax. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 14+


In 2005, Malorie Blackman received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her contribution to the world of children's books, and in 2008, she was honoured with an OBE for services to Children's Literature. Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children's Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) - the only author to have done so. Marjorie Blackman writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues including teenage fatherhood, alienation, cultural conflict, family relationships and friendship. She also writes for television. Malorie lives in South London.

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