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Bog Child

"Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks as if she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him – his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into smuggling mysterious packages across the border – a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls."

Author:  Siobhan Dowd

Country of origin:  United Kingdom

The Siobhan Dowd Trust - founded by Siobhan Dowd shortly before her death at the age of 47 in 2007.  The royalties from her four books support its aim to bring books and reading to disadvantaged young people in the UK.

Read about Siobhan's life

  • Winner of the Carnegie Award 2009
  • Winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009
  • Winner of the CBI Bisto Book of the Year Award 2009
  • Winner of The Edgar Allen Poe Awards 2009
  • Winner of the US Cooperative Children’s Book Centre’s annual best-of-the-year list