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Grounded
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Grounded
Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he's ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled....
Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he's ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled....
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  • Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he's ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled. There's nothing for him at home but dark history he'd rather forget. But he's terrified: leaving Seaneen's harder than he expected; troubled hood Cian won't leave him alone, and when he finds a traumatised horse in a derelict barn, he knows he has to help her. No matter how scared he is. Grounded is a gripping story of courage, fear, despair and joy; the sequel to the award-winning author of Taking Flight.

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  • Sheena Wilkinson's first novel, Taking Flight, was Children's Books Ireland's Editor's Choice for 14+ in their Bookfest Recommended Reads 2010, one of The Irish Times' Children's Books of the Year 2011, and won two Bisto Children's Book of the Year Awards: the Children's Choice Award and the Honour Award for Fiction. It was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland awards, featured in the International Youth Library's White Ravens catalogue and features on the 2012 IBBY Honour List. Sheena was one of the inaugural recipients of the Northern Ireland Arts Council's Artists Career Enhancement Scheme awards. Since winning the Brian Moore Award in 2006 with her very first story, Sheena Wilkinson has won many awards for short fiction, including the Riptide International Award for young adult fiction. Her story 'Constance' came third in the Fish International Short Story Prize, chosen by author David Mitchell. Grounded, the sequel to Taking Flight, was published in 2012.

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  • Bookfest Recommended Reads 2012

    A coming of age story as well as a powerful love story ... compelling'

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