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A Bit of a Hero by Gervase Phinn
  

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A Bit of a Hero by Gervase Phinn

Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bully joins his class at school. Unkind people say that his firefighter father ought not to have risked his life in a blaze when he had a family to support, but Tom knows that his father was a true hero. Will he find the same courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and also accept his mother's new friend?

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This is a heart-warming new children's book in the style of Michael Morpurgo. * Bury Free Press * Simply written, the tale has a warmth and directness that will appeal to young readers. The characters are convincingly alive, and their predicaments real. * Books for Keeps * Gervase Phinn is a gifted and perceptive story teller. * Carousel * Winner of the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award * Lancashire Fantastic Book Award *


About the Author

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years until, in 1984, he became General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham. Four years later he was appointed Senior General Inspector for English and Drama with North Yorkshire County Council and was subsequently made Principal Adviser for the county. He is now a freelance lecturer and adviser, and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside.

He has lectured widely in this country and has published many articles on the use of English in education. He has published collections of his own plays and stories and has contributed to several anthologies; his own anthology of poems, Classroom Creatures, has also been published.


Gervase Phinn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is widely sought after as a speaker and recently was an immediate star on Esther Rantzen's television show, Esther, appearing a second time due to public demand. He is married with four children and lives in a village just outside Doncaster.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th March 2009

Author

Gervase Phinn

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Author's Website

www.gervase-phinn.com

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781842709092

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