Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

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Escape. Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison-like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril. Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog-men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before. Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement, but the fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses—further proof of the government’s horrible brutality. Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty? Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe.

About Jean-Claude Mourlevat

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Jean-Claude Mourlevat once wrote and directed burlesque shows for adults and children, which were performed for more than ten years in France and abroad. The author of several children's books, he lives in a house overhanging the River Loire, near Saint-Etienne, France. Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator of French and German fi ction, including the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke. She lives near Cambridge, England.
Published August 10, 2010 by Candlewick. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When they discover their parents were assassinated as Resistance leaders 15 years earlier during the Phalange’s brutal coup d’état, Milena and Bart vow to return and fight rather than flee.

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Teeming with heroic acts, heartbreaking instances of sacrifice and intriguing characters—such as the horse-men, a tribe of gentle giants willing to fight to the death for their masters—the book will keep readers absorbed and set imaginations spinning.

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After all active resistors to a corrupt government are killed, their children are placed in prison-like boarding schools under constant scrutiny, except for an occasional visit with "consolers," who provide comfort and encouragement.

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