The Ransom of Dond

Author(s): Siobhan Dowd

Junior Fiction

Siobhan Dowd gave us four extraordinary novels before she died in 2007. This is her last story, a final gift to those who know and love her work, and a glittering invitation to those who have yet to discover it. Siobhan draws us irresistibly into Darra's tiny emerald island world, lashed by white-tipped waves, at the mercy of the dark god, Dond. Only the truth and a mother's kiss can set them free. This is a tale to be treasured, a haunting tale of love and fate and truth. Pam Smy's beautiful two-colour drawings announce her as a leading children's illustrator and the astonishing blend of words and pictures takes us all into that timeless world of story. The Ransom of Dond comes to us like a gift from the past.


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A previously unseen story by acclaimed, multi award-winning author, Siobhan Dowd, with exquisite artwork by Pam Smy.

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. Pam Smy lives in Cambridge with her partner, Dave, her daughter, Mila, a cat, and an excitable dog called Wilma. She is a Lecturer in Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.

General Fields

  • : 9780857560902
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : David Fickling Books
  • : October 2013
  • : 204mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Siobhan Dowd
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.92
  • : 112
  • : two colour illustrations throughout