Origins (The Missing Link Trilogy)

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9780099409069: Origins (The Missing Link Trilogy)

In the secret community where, through genetic experiments, animals can talk and children carry animal genes, an unimaginable alien presence makes its appearance. Vividly described by Christie in his diary, this creature raises terrifying questions. Is it a threat to all civilized life? Can it be destroyed or contained ...? Alternating with the diary is the extraordinary story of Ness and Farral. Will their dangerous journey heal the rift that exists between their two communities? In the final exciting novel of The MIssing Link trilogy, Kate Thompson, twice winner of the Irish Children's Book of the Year, Bisto Award, raises startling and relevant questions for the twenty-first century.

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Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today. A born storyteller, her work is highly original and she is thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments. Kate is the only author to win the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times - in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist's Apprentice, in 2004 for Annan Water and in 2006 for The New Policeman. The New Policeman also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2005, the Whitbread Book Award Children's category 2005, the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards in March 2006 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2008 Kate was again shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Award for her book, The Last of the High Kings, a beautiful and haunting story that delves deep into the magic of Irish myth and folklore.

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"A tremendous plotline ... A great series" The Times "Intelligent, blackly amusing and ingeniously put together ... A masterful piece of writing" -- Nicholas Tucker "The final book of the wonderfully deep & satisfying Missing Link trilogy" The School Librarian "Plenty of food for thought here" -- Philippa Logan Oxford Times

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