The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler (Puffin Books) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Apr 1979
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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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Top Customer Reviews
Lovely book, speedy delivery. A+
Every child should read this brilliant story!!
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.
It is simple enough for children to read but the quality of the writing makes it also a good bet for reading aloud.
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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