New School Blues

Theresa Breslin

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Out of print

Quick Look

It's first term at the Big School for Mary McPherson, and her new friend Jamie is leading her astray -- literally!

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
128 pages
ISBN:
9780863154096
Publication date:
26 Oct 2002
Series:
Kelpies
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

It's first term at the Big School for Mary McPherson, and right from the start it looks as if her new friend, Jamie, is going to lead her astray . . . literally!

Using a forgotten footpath on the way home, they are chased by a ferocious bull and narrowly escape being flattened. Meanwhile Mary has to put up with the humiliation of wearing braces and thick-framed glasses, and they both have to get used to new school subjects such as sex education, self-defence and basic soldering. But all this is as nothing compared to the dreaded dinner queues and the obnoxious prefects who police them.

You really don't need all this when trying to establish a right of way. But help comes in the unexpected form of parents and teachers . . . who may just be human after all.

Reviews

'A splendid book. Parent and teacher trouble for two children at the transition into secondary school age.'
-- School Librarian, Spring 2003

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

Download or print a free Teacher's Guide for this book:
New School Blues Teacher's Guide (PDF; 16KB)

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

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