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The Blue Hawk

Puffin Storybooks

No. of pages 222

Great for age 12-18 years
In an ancient kingdom, a boy and his hawk challenge the gods

All his life, Tron has been destined to join the priests who rule his strange desert kingdom. When the old king grows sick, a ritual is called for to restore his health: the sacrifice of a blue hawk, the symbol of the god Gdu. For the first time, Tron is chosen to take part in the ritual. Just before the bird is sacrificed, the young priest notices that its eyes are cloudy. The bird is sick, and to give its soul to the king would be to kill him. And so Tron steals the bird away.

The priests are enraged at his disruption of the ritual. Some call for his head, but others see Tron's potential. They give him three months to train the wild bird-three months to save its life and rescue the kingdom from the wrath of the gods.

This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author's collection.


This book has been graded for interest at 12-16 years.

There are 222 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Open Road Media .

Peter Dickinson is the author of over fifty books for both children and adults. He was one of three British writers nominated for the position of the first Children's Laureate and he has won nearly every major literary award for his children's novels.

This book is in the following series:

Puffin Storybooks

This book has been nominated for the following award:

Guardian Fiction Award
This book was recognised by the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Award. This award was founded in 1967 and winners are selected by fellow writers. It is awarded annually to fiction written for children aged eight and above.

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