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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler (Puffin Books) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Apr 1979

4.4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (5 April 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140311351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140311358
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 531,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

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

About the Author

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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I had this as a kid and thought my daughter would enjoy the book and she absolutely did. It's quite dated so the text provided a nice challenge and the twist at the end was just as enjoyable for her today as it was for me all those years ago.

Lovely book, speedy delivery. A+
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I read this to my 8 year-old daughter and she didn't really get it to be honest. She likes Jacqueline Wilson books so I thought she might enjoy it. The writing is excellent, but done in the first person point of view of the 12 year-old Tyke Tiler who has a slightly idiosyncratic way of putting things, which I think is what made it a bit hard to follow for my daughter to follow. Despite the quality of the writing, I thought the chapters were slightly disjointed from each other, but over all, it's deservedly a classic depiction ordinary kids growing up and learning about life.
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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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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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By hfffoman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 April 2015
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The title gives a good idea what the book is about but it cannot convey just how the writing grabs you and draws you in, moving at a fast pace. It feels both realistic and entertaining. it is one of the best novels for age 8-9 and thoroughly deserves the medals it has won.

It is simple enough for children to read but the quality of the writing makes it also a good bet for reading aloud.
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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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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 really enjoyed this book when my godmother gave it to me as a birthday present! It was a enjoyable read and it had everyday problems in it! It has a big twist in the end.
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