by William Trevor , Illustrated by Alan Clarke
Category: Children & Teen Fiction / General
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publication date: 29 April 2003
Number of pages: 128
Reading Age: From 8
A beautiful new edition of William Trevor's only book for children. Where would you find talking snails, fighting queens, Welsh witches and winter sunflowers? In stories, of course, and that's why Juliet loves them. On a holiday in France, Juliet hears lots of stories - from her grandmother and from the toymaker who sells wind-up animals on the quayside. Juliet wants to be a storyteller too, and when she embarks on a mission to rescue the little trout in the restaurant fish tank, she begins an adventure which turns into her very own story.
What the papers say:
'Follows in a tradition that goes back as far as The Arabian Nights, where a series of tales is told to stave off an unpleasant happening.' -- The Irish Times The Irish Times 'It is a celebration of the Irish art of storytelling.' -- Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph The Belfast Telegraph 'As with all Trevor's books, the attention to detail is painstaking and the word painting is as vivid as though he's dipped his brush in the rainbow.' -- Sunday Press 'It is ... a celebration of the imagination, its power to triumph over grief, transform the world, bring witches to life and sunflowers to bloom in the snow. Trevor has done it all by taking the simplest, and oldest, of devices and manipulating it beautifully.' -- Evening Press 'enchanting and delightful' -- The School Librarian The School Librarian
William Trevor has received world wide acclaim for his novels, short stories and plays and is the winner of many major literary awards. He was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, where his father was a bank manager. When he was growing up, the family lived in many different towns in Ireland. Trevor's Ballroom of Romance is well known from its filmed version. His novel Old Boys won the Hawthornden Prize, Angel at the Ritz the Royal Society of Literature Award, The Children of Dynmouth and Fools of Fortune each won the Whitbread Award. Reading Turgenev was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Trevor also won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 1992. His most recent book, The Story of Lucy Gault, was also a Booker Prize winner. Juliet's Story is his only book for children.
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