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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Gardner Narrator: Robert Madge Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781469275499
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On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell, who has different-colored eyes, who “can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright,” sees things differently than the rest of the “train-track thinkers.” So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Startlingly original, sophisticated and moving, Maggot Moon is out of this world.”

    The Sunday Times (UK)

  • “Gardner does a masterful job of portraying Standish’s dyslexia through the linguistic swerves of his narration, and although the ending is pure heartbreak, she leaves readers with a hopeful message about the power of one boy to stand up to evil.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This is alt-history second; first, it is an eerie, commanding drama.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2012 Costa Book Award for Best Children's Book
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2013 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • A 2014 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Ullman | 2/12/2014

    " Loved the pace of this book. Some swearing so be careful of primary school children. Great parallels to Hitler's Nazi regime so great if studying propaganda, repression etc.. Well deserved to be in the Carnegie selection, can't wait to meet Sally Gardner in June. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/6/2014

    " Really a 3.5; the ending could have been much better. Still, loved the characters and the writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvi | 1/23/2014

    " This dystopia was told in a rather halting, stunted fashion and at some places it was rather hard to understand. However, I love the rat/fly illustrations creeping about in the book, illustrating the situation. (view spoiler)[ Somehow reminiscent of Hitler's Nazi regime, the creepy Motherland I feel was not explained as fully as I would like to have been and even now I'm not sure whether he died at the end or not. I hope there's a sequel. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/21/2014

    " This story grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go. Sally Gardner paints a stark picture of a totalitarian regime and one boy's determination for the truth to be known. The story of Standish Treadwell is told in very short chapters, many only one page long, but this only adds to the momentum. This book has been short listed for the Carnegie Medal, quite rightly so in my opinion. My only concern is that the suggested reading age is 11+ and the graphic, brutal scenes and swearing would be better suited to the older reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha Heath | 1/15/2014

    " A short and unexpected read. I wasn't sure what to expect but was swayed after seeing all of the good reviews. There are lots of themes and it is quite thought provoking but not one of my favourite reads. A pretty useless review really but I'm still unsure of how I feel about this book...?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Christina | 1/6/2014

    " Brilliant, I loved the way it was written, the characters, the plot and the imagery. Just brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Macmillan | 1/5/2014

    " A very engaging teenage fiction novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/10/2013

    " This is a short but intense read and I am not quite sure what my final feelings are about the book. In the end, I don't think I liked the ending and that is what has me at a loss for words on this book. I will have to write a formal review for SOYAMRG but I definitely need to sit on it for a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Vingoe | 10/8/2013

    " That was one of the fastest, but most satisfying reads I've had in ages- No hesitation in recommending it to adults or young people whatsoever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shiree | 8/10/2013

    " Amazing! Why did I not read this sooner!? Think the cover put me off, looked quite young. Some serious violence that stays with you. Big themes, clever plot, beautiful words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 5/5/2013

    " Unusual story. Standish Treadwell a brilliant character- brave, courageous, different. Found myself flying through the pages with little clue as to how it was going to turn out in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LauraW | 5/4/2013

    " Chilling and sad, but well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Blake | 5/2/2013

    " Oh quite a disturbing book that really leaves you to fill in the gaps yourself. A YA book but I reckon older readers would actually get more out of it. Brilliantly written and quite shocking in places, a book that will leave you thinking about it for a long time after you have finished. "

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About the Author
Author Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning author whose novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies in the UK and have been translated into twenty-two languages. She is dyslexic and is an avid spokesperson for dyslexia. “I strongly believe that dyslexia is like a Rubik’s Cube,” she says. “It takes time to work out how to deal with it, but once you do, it can be the most wonderful gift.” She lives in London.