The Weight of Water

Author(s): Sarah Crossan

Young Adult Fiction

First love, friendship and quiet courage combine in this spare and beautiful story that will leave you sad, happy and wanting more from this fantastic new voice in children's fiction


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Written in a unique and special voice akin to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Accessible as Jaqueline Wilson, lyrical as Sharon Creech, Sarah Crossan approaches themes of bullying and the young immigrant experience deftly and subtly A very exciting and remarkable debut novel and an author we very much want to build

The CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist for 2013

'Poignant, powerful, just perfect' Cathy Cassidy

Sarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University and has been working to promote creative writing in schools since. She teaches English at a small private school near New York. She completed her Masters in creative writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing.

General Fields

  • : 9781408823002
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : November 2011
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Crossan
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : From 10
  • : 240