- Finding Violet Park
Finding Violet Park
First edition cover
Author(s) Jenny Valentine Country United Kingdom Language English Genre(s) Young adult novel Publisher HarperCollins Publication date 3 January 2007 Media type Print (Paperback) Pages 208 pp ISBN 978-0007214457 OCLC Number 71346653
Finding Violet Park is a young adult novel by Jenny Valentine, first published in 2007. It is about a fatherless teenage boy, Lucas Swain, who finds an urn containing the ashes of the titular Violet Park abandoned in a minicab office and determines to lay her to rest. It was released in America in April 2008, under the title Me, the Missing, and the Dead.
It won the 2007 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, was highly commended for the Branford Boase Award, and was longlisted for the 2008 Manchester Book Award and nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal.
Jenny Valentine is also the author of Broken Soup, The Ant Colony, and The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight.
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