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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler (Puffin Modern Classics) [Paperback]

Gene Kemp , Kenny McKendrick
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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6 Oct 1994 Puffin Modern Classics
Tyke Tiler and Danny Price are best friends, much to the despair of the headmaster of Cricklepit Combined School - because wherever the pair go, trouble is never far behind. There are surprises galore in this story about their last term, when Tyke tries to help Danny stay out of trouble.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (6 Oct 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140366105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140366105
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,605,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tyke Tyler and loyal friend Danny have an eventful term at school --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children's writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990. In addition, she has written The Clock Tower Ghost, Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost (short stories) and a poetry anthology. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Devon. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 21 Jun 2008
Deserves its status as a 'modern classic' - should be read by every 9-10 year old (and every narrow-minded teacher - see above) who thinks that only boys can play football and that all little girls wear frilly pink dresses and play with dolls! Entertaining and thought-provoking.
PS the theft of the £10 note is not seen as 'cool' and much of the story revolves around Tykes effort to return the money to its rightful owner.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 July 2007
I had the audio cassette of this book when I was younger, my sister and I loved it so much we wore the tape out!! This story is cleaver and funny, with a revelation at the end, the story is so engaging you almost forget the twist every time you read (or listen) to it.

Every child should read this brilliant story!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Once in a while, a story with a simple but brilliant twist comes along and says, "Now why would you think that?" Such is the case in this story of best friends Tyke Tiler and Danny Price, who wreak havoc wherever they go. Not that they always do it intentionally. Danny, not being the brightest crayon in the box, doesn't always know not to take ten pounds from a teacher's purse. Fortunately, Tyke is always there trying to set things straight.

The whole term is a trial for Tyke who has to, at one time or another, fish a sheep's skeleton from a stream, perform chores around the house, steal a test to make sure Danny passes it, deliver electoral leaflets around town and beat up either slimy Martin Kneeshaw or his henchman Kevin Simms. But the real challenge is ringing the broken school bell that was last rung by an ancestor of Tyke's a long time ago. Climbing the roof without a ladder and pushing the bell without falling off or damaging the school will be the real test of Tyke's daring.

Tyke, of course, is a nickname and the subtle hints all over the book of how horrible the real name is sets the reader up for the surprise.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, thought provoking. 21 May 2002
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This book is excellent for teachers to use as a whole class book at Key Stage 2. I read it in year 7 and thoroughly enjoyed it. It focuses on Family life, school life and gender issues. There are chapters which touch on strong personal feelings and also politics. I highly recommend this book, which will surprise you until the very end.
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I read this in year 5 with my teacher and it has stuck in my head since. Each story line continues onto the next and captivates the reader in such a way that will make you remember the book 7 years on. This book to me is my favourite child/teen book written as it is funny, adventurous and daring, everything a child wants to be. Definitely a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories 24 Feb 2014
By Dolly
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Excellent service. I purchased this book for my husband as he said it was the book that got him enthusiastic about reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler 16 Jun 2013
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Bought this as a stocking filler at Christmas for my grandson. He was pleased with it and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
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