A moving super hero gem of a story from Printz Honor-winner Craig Silvey, author of Jasper Jones, now a major motion picture.
Praise for The Amber Amulet:
Commended, Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards, Christina Stead Award, 2012
Praise for Jasper Jones:
A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Australian Book Industry Book of the Year in 2009
* “The author’s keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys . . . A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller.” — Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
* “Silvey’s sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review
* “The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized—suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic—with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface.” —The Horn Book, Starred Review
* “Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
Craig Silvey is an Australian novelist and musician. His previous works include Rhubarb, The World According to Warren, and Jasper Jones for which he won a Printz Honor Award (U.S.) and the Indie Book of the Year Award 2009 (Australia).
Silvey is also the singer/songwriter for the indie/pop/rock band The Nancy Sikes!.
He lives in Fremantle, Australia.