An intriguing subject for a children's novel and one handled with invention in Nikki Sheehan's debut novel... revealing and touching.
Sally Morris, The Daily Mail
This is a remarkably engaging, original and moving debut novel, posing important questions about imagination, isolation and grief, yet the author handles her material with such a witty, light touch... I loved it.
If you are planning to read Who Framed Klaris Cliff? get ready to have your mind blown. LITERALLY.
Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
Dylan, age 9, the Book Walrus
Goodnight, Boy is a hauntingly original and heartbreakingly beautiful novel.
Sarah Crossan, Cargnegie Winner
There are elements of this story that will stay with me forever. The main characters are soulfully written, each burrowing into your heart.
Swan Boy will captivate its readers.
Declan Miele-Howell, age 10
This book is just as powerful as imagination. Sheehan has written a book of integrity here.
Orla, Blame My Bookshelf
Goodnight, Boy is a unique book. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully constructed. Brian Conaghan, winner of 2017 Costa Children’s Book Award
There's great poignancy and hope in Sheehan's beautiful writing. I loved it. Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
It's testament to Sheehan's tight writing, plotting and beautifully light touch that it's impossible not to read on...
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