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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited; Unabridged edition (12 April 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1846488915
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846488917
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,161,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gervase Phinn is a teacher, freelance lecturer, author, poet, school inspector, educational consultant and visiting professor of education - but none of these is more important than his family.

For fourteen years he taught in a range of schools, then acted as General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving on to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector. He holds five fellowships, honorary doctorates from Hull, Leicester and Sheffield Hallam universities, and is a patron of a number of children's charities and educational organizations.

Gervase lives with his family in Doncaster.

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"This is a heart-warming new children's book in the style of Michael Morpurgo." (Bury Free Press)

"Simply written, the tale has a warmth and directness that will appeal to young readers. The characters are convincingly alive, and their predicaments real." (Books for Keeps)

"Gervase Phinn is a gifted and perceptive story teller." (Carousel)

"Winner of the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award" (Lancashire Fantastic Book Award) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Gervase Phinn has written a thought-provoking story of heroes, bullies and moral courage. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Treadwell on 21 July 2009
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This is a briliant book presumably written for teenagers, but I read it as an adult.
Very moving and realistic story with poignant ending.
A highly enjoyable book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sara Hunter on 23 Aug. 2010
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I read this children's story as a an adult - a really touching story. A very enjoyable but swift read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Stafford on 29 May 2014
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great book and would recommend although i would recommend any book the man writes as they are always lovely to read and very very funny. If you love James Herriot books you will love this writer too.
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A lovely story of a wee boy's struggle losing his Dad and having to contend with negative issues at school. His relationship with the American serviceman a precious learning curve which leaves one thinking about one's own past. A beautifully written book and highly recommended it.
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By Patricia on 28 Feb. 2013
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I gave this book 5* because it was so easy to read in a day, a good down - to - earth story,and so applicable to today's society in schools and in some cases in the work-place. How to deal with bullying! A good read and well worth buying.
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By Lesley on 9 Aug. 2011
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A lovley tale of a boy who has lost his Father, and encounters bullying at School. A heartwarming tale of a young man with some very poignant moments how quickly he has to grow up. A lovley story was sad when I finished it!
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Very moral story well written as always by Gervaise! All about a boy losing his father at a young age.Enjoyed it and wished it had been longer. My grandaughter also enjoyed aged 15!
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It's a good story about a young lad who gets bullied at school and how he comes to terms with that and the loss of his Father, who was a Fireman, I really enjoyed it.
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