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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Andersen Press (5 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842709097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842709092
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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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)

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Gervase Phinn has written a thought-provoking story of heroes, bullies and moral courage.

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Arrived 12th May. Entertaining story.
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A beautifully written book
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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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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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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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I read this children's story as a an adult - a really touching story. A very enjoyable but swift read.
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Good book for younger readers who would like to cry a bit. Moral lesson well told. People ought to read more books.
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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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