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Jane Mitchell

Award-winning writer of books for young people

When Stars Stop Spinning

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What's the story?

Tony is fifteen and doesn't want to go back to school. In spite of showing terrific talent on the clarinet, he'd rather get a job with his brother on a building site.

When a joyriding accident lands Tony in Lismore, a Dublin rehabilitation centre, where he is sent to recover from severe head injuries, he meets Stephen, also fifteen, a gifted musician and composer. But while Tony is growing stronger and more able everyday, Stephen is heading in another direction entirely.

The two boys strike up a unique friendship, refusing to let their difficulties stop them from confronting life's challenges head-on.

Publication Details

1993, Poolbeg Press Ltd, Dublin, Ireland.

ISBN: 1 85371 839 4

(Danish edition) 1998, Forlaget Modtryk, Denmark.

ISBN: 87 7394 524 2

(German edition) 1999, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GMBh and Co. KG, Germany.

ISBN: 3 423 78136


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