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Pigeon Summer [Kindle Edition]

Ann Turnbull
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It is 1930, the height of the Great Depression. Mary Dyer’s father has left home in search of work, leaving his beloved racing pigeons in Mary’s care – much to her mother's disapproval. During that long, hard summer there is barely enough money for bread, let alone pigeon feed, yet Mary clings to her dreams of racing glory, propelling her into ever deeper conflict with her mother.

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A sensitive, beautifully written story... it has great depth. --Susan Hill, The Sunday Times

It is the measured tone of the narrative and its humble, quiet characters which leave a lasting impression. (5-star review on her last title, "No Shame, No Fear) --Books for Keeps

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Times are hard but a young girl clings to her dreams in this powerful and poignant historical novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1137 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Walker; New edition edition (2 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #414,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ann Turnbull is a highly-regarded author of books for children and young adults and has been shortlisted for several major awards, including the Guardian and Whitbread awards. She writes across a range of genres, but her main interests are history and folk tales. Her novels combine accurate historical detail with an accessible style and realistic characters with whom young readers can easily identify. Although many of her books involve dramatic events, it is emotional dilemmas that lie at the heart of her stories.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Suprising! 10 Sept. 2011
I read this book with my class as part of our class novel. My initial book reviews based on the blurb and the cover summounted to "boring." At the end of the story their opinions had changed somewhat. They loved it. Its an emotional story that brings in so much history and discussion (in the classroom that is) I have to admit, even I was suprised. They say never judge a book by its cover!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pigeon summer report 6 Dec. 2013
By Emily
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A really great book, with lots of details about how people made a living by racing pigeons during the great depression. I first read this book when I was in year eight for my English lessons and its really brought memories from when I last read it
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3.0 out of 5 stars pigeon girl 7 Aug. 2014
By joe
A good story about a teenage girls love of pigeons in a tough economic backdrop. a good read.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! This book is so good! 12 Mar. 2001
By A Customer
I read this book a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't put it down! The plot is excellent, and if you like birds/ pigeon racing then this story will appeal to you. And even if you don't like that sort of thing, you'll enjoy the book anyway. It's one of those books which has a beautiful, perfect storyline, and you feel that if anything else was added it would ruin the book.
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