a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the
end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with
tragedy after her adopted mother is lynched at the hands of
a mob, and Charley finds herself alone with no prot
Marcus Sedgwick's first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award
for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted
for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award,
The . . .