Nightjar

Paperback

Carnegie Medal winner Katya Balen returns with a stunning tale about a fractured bond between father and son – and the injured bird that helps to heal it.

When Noah’s dad visits from New York, he and Noah come across an injured nightjar during a walk in the countryside. Noah is determined to save the bird, but his dad believes they should leave it alone to let nature take its course. As father and son argue, it becomes clear that Noah is angry about more than just the bird. He feels abandoned and misunderstood by his dad, who has moved to the US and started a new family there that doesn’t seem to have room for Noah. Can they find a way to build a new relationship and rediscover the common ground between them?

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-80090-166-7

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

01-06-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

88 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Katya Balen, Illustrated by Richard Johnson

Katya Balen is a rising star in children’s publishing in the UK. Her first book, The Space We’re In, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, while October, October, described by The Times as “a future wild classic”, won the 2022 Carnegie Medal.

Product Description

Carnegie Medal winner Katya Balen returns with a stunning tale about a fractured bond between father and son – and the injured bird that helps to heal it.

When Noah’s dad visits from New York, he and Noah come across an injured nightjar during a walk in the countryside. Noah is determined to save the bird, but his dad believes they should leave it alone to let nature take its course. As father and son argue, it becomes clear that Noah is angry about more than just the bird. He feels abandoned and misunderstood by his dad, who has moved to the US and started a new family there that doesn’t seem to have room for Noah. Can they find a way to build a new relationship and rediscover the common ground between them?

ISBN

978-1-80090-166-7

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

01-06-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

88 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Carnegie Medal winner Katya Balen returns with a stunning tale about a fractured bond between father and son – and the injured bird that helps to heal it.

When Noah’s dad visits from New York, he and Noah come across an injured nightjar during a walk in the countryside. Noah is determined to save the bird, but his dad believes they should leave it alone to let nature take its course. As father and son argue, it becomes clear that Noah is angry about more than just the bird. He feels abandoned and misunderstood by his dad, who has moved to the US and started a new family there that doesn’t seem to have room for Noah. Can they find a way to build a new relationship and rediscover the common ground between them?

Author

Katya Balen, Illustrated by Richard Johnson

Katya Balen is a rising star in children’s publishing in the UK. Her first book, The Space We’re In, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, while October, October, described by The Times as “a future wild classic”, won the 2022 Carnegie Medal.