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A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

Eoin Colfer Andrew Donkin Giovanni Rigano



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Hodder Children's Books
14 August 2018
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling ARTEMIS FOWL graphic novels.

Ebo: alone.

His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.

Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.

*Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards* 'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week 'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times
By:   Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin
Illustrated by:   Giovanni Rigano
Imprint:   Hodder Children's Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 176mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   468g
ISBN:   9781444931686
ISBN 10:   1444931687
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   14 August 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eoin Colfer is the writer of the bestselling, award-winning Artemis Fowl series, and has sold over twenty million books worldwide. You can find him on Twitter @EoinColfer. Andrew Donkin has written over sixty books and graphic novels, including Batman for DC Comics. He is @AndrewDonkin. Giovanni Rigano has won many awards for his illustrations and is a regular at comic festivals across Europe.

Reviews for Illegal: A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

Beautifully realised and punchily told. - The Times, Children's Book of the Week A powerful, involving graphic novel. - Sunday Times, Books to Watch Out For A deeply affecting account. - The Observer, Children's Book of the Week

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