A stunning new teen and dyslexia-friendly edition of the moving story of lives lived on the edge of society and love in its many forms.
Bullying, name-calling, and a new school face Jim when his family halt at Dundray. The town aren’t happy that his community are there and it seems such an unfriendly place until he meets Kit. But acts of prejudice are constant, the threat to Jims family is building, and Kit’s friendship isn’t enough to stop the violence they face.
A poignant and pertinent novella of the reality of life in a traveller community and the simple power of kindness.
Siobhan Dowd was a highly regarded author, winning the Branford Boase Award, the Bisto Award and, posthumously, the Carnegie Medal. She worked in human rights in the UK and America, particularly for writers’ organisation PEN. The Pavee and the Buffer Girl was her first story, followed by four remarkable novels written before her death at age 47 in 2007. Her legacy includes the Siobhan Dowd Trust, working to bring books to deprived children, and A Monster Calls, a novel adapted by Patrick Ness from one of her ideas.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
12 - 15
Children's, Teenage & educational