Gullstruck Island

Author(s): Frances Hardinge

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born ...In the village of the Hollow Beasts live two sisters. Arilou is a Lost -- a child with the power to depart her body and mind-fly with the winds -- and Hathin is her helper. Together they hide a dangerous secret. Until sinister events threaten to uncover it. With a blue-skinned hunter on their trail and a dreadlocked warrior beside them, they must escape. Can the fate of two children decide the future of Gullstruck Island? Discover a dazzling world, a breathtaking heroine ...and an incredible adventure!


Product Information

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend had finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of FLY BY NIGHT, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780330441919
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
  • : March 2010
  • : 197x130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frances Hardinge
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 512
  • : map