The beautiful novel, Gold, by Geraldine Mills was launched to huge acclaim just one week ago. Since then, we’ve heard so many people squeal in delight at the beautiful cover art by Lauren O’Neill that we’ve decided to make some high-quality prints of the cover. They are A3 in size, on thick paper and printed with top quality ink.
We have signed and unsigned copies of this print (signed in gold by both the author and artist) so just let us know which you’d prefer when you’re ordering!
We’ll also be using high quality packaging when we ship it to you, so that it arrives in tip-top condition.
To learn more about the book, check out its page here, or read below!
Gold is a new novel for boys and girls from Geraldine Mills, author of many books of poetry and short stories for adult readers. This is her first children’s books.
A novel full of big ideas for a young age group, this story pulls in themes of family, emigration, ecology and political oppression. Oh, and a gold-hunting adventure involving a flying machine!
Gold tells the story of twin boys Esper and Starn who live in a grim world that has been almost laid waste by massive volcanic explosions. Very little grows in Orchard, which used to be a fruit-growing area, but with the death of insects and birds, pollination of the fruit trees is a tedious and precarious undertaking.
When the boys discover an intriguing old manuscript in a locked room in their apartment, which tells of gold on one of the forbidden islands the people can see from the coastline, they determine to go on gold-hunt. They manage to construct a glider that takes them far from their home territory, and so begins a whole new adventure for the boys, as they travel from island to island in search of gold. Their adventures are many and they come close to death. They do in the end, find the gold – but it is nothing like what they expected.