THE CLIMBERS by Keith Gray
Sully is the best tree climber in the village. He can scale Twisted Sister’s tangled branches and clamber up Double Trunker with ease. But when new kid Nottingham shows up and astonishes everyone with his climbing skills, Sully’s status is under threat and there’s only one way to prove who’s best.
Sully and Nottingham must race to climb the last unnamed tree. Whoever makes it to the top will become a legend. But something spiteful and ugly has reared its head in Sully … Is it worth losing everything just to reach the top?
Cover artwork by Tom Clohosy Cole
Book Review by Kelly Lacey
The Climbers is a brilliant adventure story about self-discovery and finding friendship, even amongst the competition. Written in a dyslexia-friendly style, the book is written for ages 8 and up, yet the mature and in-depth themes will still entertain readers of all ages.
Sully and Nottingham battle it out for the coveted title of best climber and their competition quickly grows ugly. Along the way, Sully must decide whether the temptation to prove himself is worth giving up the important friendships he has made along the way.
The cover artwork is both vibrant and captivating and this makes the story even more enjoyable. This novel has been longlisted for the 2022 Carnegie Medal and is sure to be a must-read. It’s one of those books you can’t put down until you know what happens at the top of that tree.
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