Different Directions

Theresa Breslin

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Okay, so Katharine's mother wants to go back to school but did she have to choose HER school? Then Katharine learns something about her mother which puts everything else into perspective.

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
112 pages
ISBN:
9780862415570
Publication date:
01 Jan 1995
Series:
Kelpies

Description

No one should have to help their own mother with her maths homework! Okay, so Katharine's mother wants to go back to school but did she have to choose HER school? Her friends all think Mrs Douglas is great, but Katharine feels embarrassed, especially when she hears rumours about her mother and hedgehog, the maths teacher. As if she hasn't got enough problems of her own to worry about!

But then Katharine learns something about her mother which puts everything else into perspective, and unexpectedly brings them closer together.

Theresa Breslin deftly deals with the kind of issues which preoccupy today's young people, ranging from hair, boys and clothes to the environment and sexism, with references ranging from Miss Haversham, the Free French, Macbeth and Michelangelo to dilithium crystals, calculus and the Body Shop. There are many enjoyable touches, warmly urbane up-to-the minute humour and repartee immediately identifiable with the style of Bill Forsyth and Gregory’s Girl.

Author

Theresa Breslin is a Carnegie medal-winning children's author. She worked for nearly 20 years as a librarian and was awarded honorary membership of the Scottish Library Association for distinguished services to children's literature and librarianship. Simon's Challenge won the Fidler Award for new writers, and her work has been filmed for television and dramatized on radio. Her books are used extensively in schools and are translated and distributed worldwide.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.theresabreslin.co.uk

Media

Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.

Links

Other books by Theresa Breslin:
New School Blues
Simon's Challenge
Bullies at School

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