Winner: Costa children's book award 2012
Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, Maggot Moon is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend, Hector, is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by Maggot Moon's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.
"Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. Maggot Moon is, quite simply, a perfect book." (Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of How I Live Now)
"… a unique and compelling read" (The Bookseller Children’s Booksellers’ Choice: September)
"… Maggot Moon is an unusual, deeply moving and thought-provoking story, which has clear potential to become a modern classic" (Booktrust (September ‘Book we like’)
"… a remarkable novel." (Books for Keeps (5 star review)
"This novel will just blow you away." (Waterstones (5 star rating))
"a story that is rich in drama and ideas" (Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids)
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A brilliant, deeply moving tale very well told
A thought provoking tale
I don't know if I'd listen again because it was so emotionally taxing; but it was a powerful story ringing with truths and I'm glad I listened to it.