The Outside Child

December 31, 2008|
The Outside Child by Nina Bawden
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''I am an outside child. That is what Plato Jones calls me.'' Jane Tucker is thirteen years old when she discovers she has a half-brother and sister, a revelation which promises to bring both excitement and succour to her ordinary life. But obstacles lie in her path when, for unknown reasons, she is prevented from meeting them. Aided by her friend Plato, Jane tracks down her brother and sister to their home in the East End of London. There she finds still more surprises lie in store for her. Can Jane at last be part of a ''proper'' family, or must she always remain the outside child? This is the story of a girl and her family and the secrets they keep from one another. Both funny and poignant,The Outside Child is a beautifully drawn study of adolescence from one of Britain''s most skilled writers for children.
Nina Bawden is one of the most admired and engaging writers of fiction for children and has written more than fifty books. Born in 1925, she was educated at Oxford and completed her first novel the year after gaining her degree. She is the author of such classics asCarrie''s War andThe Peppermint Pig, and has won the Guardian Fiction ...
Title:The Outside Child
Product dimensions:128 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.35 in
Published:December 31, 2008
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571246540

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