Author(s): Timothee de Fombelle
This is the thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series, by an award-winning author and translator. Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. He has spent his life jumping across rooftops, fleeing to mysterious islands and evading capture. But Vango will not run for much longer. The mystery of his past has started to unravel, and now, in the shadow of a rapidly changing world, Vango will face those who have haunted him for so long and finally find his true identity. This is a compelling and gripping story charting adventures across Russia, Paris, Scotland and Italy. The first book in the series won the English Pen Award 2013, for the Pen Translates programme.
"Exciting, unusual, and beautifully written." (David Almond)"
Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright, as well as the author of Toby Alone (9781406313154) and Toby Alone and the Secrets of the Tree (9781406310146). Walker published Toby Alone in 2008, and the series has now been printed in 27 languages. Timothee lives in Paris. Sarah Ardizzone is one of the most sought-after translators working today. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2007 Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Just Like Tomorrow (Kif Kif Demain) by Faiza Guene and the 2005 Marsh Award for The Eye of the Wolf (L'Oeil du Loup) by Daniel Pennac, and the 2009 Marsh Award for the translation of Toby Alone (Tobie Lolness) by Timothee de Fombelle. Sarah lives in London, SW2.