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A Bit of a Hero

by Gervase Phinn

A Bit of a Hero Synopsis

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?

A Bit of a Hero Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842709092
Publication date: 5th March 2009
Author: Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage),

About Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn leads a very full and active life: a bestselling author and poet, teacher, freelance lecturer, educational consultant, school inspector, visiting professor of education and, last but by no means least, father of four. The majority of his time is spent in schools with teachers and children. He is best known for his autobiographical accounts of his time as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, which have been likened to James Herriot's books.

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