Maggot Moon

Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner.

When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, dyslexic hero Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.

Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON’s powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

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Miss Connolly, our old teacher, always said start your story at the beginning. Make it a clean window for us to see through. Though I don’t really think that’s what she meant. No one, not even Miss Connolly, dares write about what we see through that smeared glass. Best not to look out. If you have to, then best to keep quiet. I would never be so daft as to write this down, not on paper.

Even if I could, I couldn’t.
You see, I can’t spell my own name.
Standish Treadwell.
Can’t read, can’t write,
Standish Treadwell isn’t bright.
Miss Connolly was the only teacher ever to say that 
what makes Standish stand apart is that he is an original. Hector smiled when I told him that. He said he person- ally had clocked that one straight away.

‘There are train-track thinkers, then there’s you, Standish, a breeze in the park of imagination.’

I said that again to myself. ‘Then there is Standish, with an imagination that breezes through the park, doesn’t even see the benches, just notices that there is no dog shit where dog shit should be.’ 

 

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