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The Philippines, 100 years ago. A boy called Samkad wants to become a man. He is desperate to be given his own shield, spear and axe. His best friend, Luki, wants to be a warrior too - but she is a girl and that is forbidden. Then a new boy arrives in the village and everything changes. He brings news that a people called 'Americans' are bringing war right to his home . . .


'Vividly drawn ... mesmerising' The Observer


Shortlisted for the Costa Prize 2019. 

Age 13+

Bone Talk | Candy Gourlay

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