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How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

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Zusatztext 'Creating novels that engage children and at the same time show how books can help them explore difficult questions about their own experience is perhaps the ideal of children's fiction! but it's a difficult balancing act . . . Elen Caldecott has achieved this balance beautifully' Informationen zum Autor Elen Caldecott Klappentext Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise.After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died.A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows. 'Do you really think it will work?' Kirsty nodded. She was surer than she had ever been before. 'This is the only thing that will work.' she said. Zusammenfassung Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise. After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died. A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows. ...

Préface

'Do you really think it will work?'

Kirsty nodded. She was surer than she had ever been before. 'This is the only thing that will work.' she said.



Auteur

Elen Caldecott



Texte du rabat

Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise.

After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died.

A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780747599197
ISBN: 978-0-7475-9919-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre: Enfants et adolescents
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 189g
Taille: H198mm x B128mm x T22mm
Année: 2009
Auflage: UK ed