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Imprint: Rock the Boat

Subject: Children’s Fiction

Age: 9-12

Swan Boy

Nikki Sheehan

Life isn’t easy for Johnny. He is trying to help his mum, he is looking after his little brother and he is going to a new school. Then Liam Clarke starts to bully him and it all begins to get a lot worse. But when Johnny gets some very surprising help from an unexpected source his life takes a dramatic turn.

A magical story about finding your place and having the courage to fly.

  • Publication date: May 5, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781780749242
  • RRP: £7.99
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication date: May 5, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781780749259
  • RRP: £3.99
  • Pages: 240


'wonderful, heart felt and beautiful . . . utterly unpredictable'

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

‘A complex and beautiful story, though-provoking and well-written’.


‘A moving story about grief, resilience and courage’.

Financial Times

'A tender tale of friendship, loss and fitting in - or not…the main character, Johnny, and his younger brother Mojo, will tug at all heartstrings'


‘A beautiful and poignant story about friendship, acceptance and loss. Exquisite characterisation and lots of LEAPING.’  

Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher

‘Just finished Swan Boy with a tear in my eye and fireworks in my heart. Tender, funny, wise and just a little bit magical.’

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy

‘An incredibly uplifting novel about learning to be yourself. I loved it.’

Sarah Crossan, author of Apple and Rain

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