The True Story Of Spit Macphee by James AldridgeThe True Story Of Spit Macphee by James Aldridge

The True Story Of Spit Macphee

byJames AldridgeIntroduction byPhillip Gwynne

Paperback | October 23, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.02 online 
$22.50 list price save 11%
Earn 100 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 1987Winner of the Ethel Turner Prize, 1986Hailed as an AustralianHuckleberry Finn,The True Story of Spit MacPheeis a timeless piece of literature. Originally published in 1986, and set in the 1930s in the fictional Murray River town of St Helen, it captures a time and place with a beautiful balance of realism and nostalgia.When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the people of St Helen fear for his future. Fyfe MacPhee is a crazy old man, and barefoot Spit has to fend for himself along the riverbank where they live. While some people feel that Spit can look after himself, others believe he'd be better cared for in a boys' home.When Fyfe MacPhee dies, Spit becomes the subject of a court case that polarizes the town. But young Spit is a strong and resolute character, and can more than look after himself. When the truth about his life with his grandfather is revealed, no one is left unchanged.The True Story of Spit MacPheeis a much-loved, quintessentially Australian novel for readers of all ages.James Aldridge was a multi-award winning Australian author. His 1995 novelThe True Story of Lilli Stubeckwas the Children's Book Council book of the year. His novelA Sporting Proposition became the 1975 Disney filmRide a Wild Pony.Spit MacPheewas adapted into a TV mini-series in 1988. James Aldridge died in early 2015.
James Aldridge: Harold Edward James Aldridge is a multi-award winning Australian author and journalist. In 1995 his THE TRUE STORY OF LILLI STUBECK won the Children's Book Council 'Book of the Year'. His 1973 novel A SPORTING PROPOSITION was adapted for the 1975 Disney film 'Ride a Wild Pony'. He lives in London. Phillip Gwynne: PHILL...
Title:The True Story Of Spit MacpheeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 23, 2015Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1922182079

ISBN - 13:9781922182074