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The Pavee and the buffer girl
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The Pavee and the buffer girl

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781128794

Publication Date: 15 May 2019

Subject: Younger teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

AR: 4.0 MY+

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Illustrated edition of Siobhan Dowd's short story about a traveller boy who experiences prejudice at his new school, but also friendship with a girl who teaches him to read.

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Illustrated edition of Siobhan Dowd's short story about a traveller boy who experiences prejudice at his new school, but also friendship with a girl who teaches him to read.

Jim and his family have halted by Dundray and the education people have been round mouthing the law. In school the Traveller kids suffer at the hands of teachers and other pupils alike, called 'tinker-stinkers', 'dirty gyps' and worse. Then the punches start.

The only friendly face is Kit, a settled girl who takes Jim under her wing and teaches him to read in the great cathedral chamber of the cave below the town.

With Kit and the reading, Jim seems to have found a way to exist in Dundray, but everyday prejudice and a shocking act of violence see his life uprooted once again.

NOTE : Originally published as a short story as part of an anthology of short stories called "Skin Deep" in 2004. Now out of print. This edition was first published in 2017 with colour illustrations.

NOTE: Greenaway longlist 2018

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Subject
Younger teen novels
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B & W illustrations throughout
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Pub. date
15 May 2019
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New
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9781781128794
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Stitched
Pages
107
Width
130mm
Height
198mm
Weight
200g
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