"We come into the world out of the dark. We haven’t got a clue where we’ve come from. We’ve got no idea where we’re going. But while we’re here in the world, if we’re brave enough, we’ll flap our wings and fly."
It’s easy. Running away from the children’s home, Whitegates. Erin and January do it all the time. But this time they’re going away downriver on a raft. They have their friend, Mouse, with them. Now they’re stranded in the night on the lethal Black Middens. They climb up onto an ancient quay. How could they imagine that they’d discover a girl called Heaven Eyes? Heaven Eyes, a girl who should have drowned at sea, a girl living her with her strange and dangerous Grampa. A girl with a secret history that only Grampa knows, and he isn’t telling. A tale of courage and adventure, and of the search for happiness and family.
David Almond’s own adaptation of his acclaimed novel, shortlisted for The Carnegie Medal, and published in translation around the world.