Cowgirl by G. R. Gemin

Cowgirl by G. R. Gemin

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Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn't so hard to find.
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Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn't so hard to find. When her search for the scene of a perfect childhood day takes her up into the surrounding hills, Gemma is forced into a meeting with the legendary Cowgirl. Everyone at school knows she's a weirdo: six foot tall and angry, the only conversations she has are with the twelve cows on her dad's farm. But with her abrupt arrival in Gemma's life, everything starts to look different. And with her only friends in mortal danger of the abattoir, it turns out she and Gemma have a mission on their hands. A gently funny story of a community coming together, this is a tale of happy endings in unexpected places. There were cows in the road - loads of them. I pulled hard on the brakes and swerved. The back wheel skidded, and I was under my bike. I felt the stinging pain in my leg and arm where they ripped on the road. I lay there, looking up at the cows glaring down at me. There's something about a cow's eyes - mad and staring, like they want to trample you to death. I slowly began get up, when one of them started to come towards me - gigantic, it was. I screamed.

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SKU GOR005733535
Title Cowgirl
Author By (author) G. R. Gemin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0857632817
ISBN 13 9780857632814
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Fiction 5 - 12 Category 2015.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn't so hard to find. When her search for the scene of a perfect childhood day takes her up into the surrounding hills, Gemma is forced into a meeting with the legendary Cowgirl. Everyone at school knows she's a weirdo: six foot tall and angry, the only conversations she has are with the twelve cows on her dad's farm. But with her abrupt arrival in Gemma's life, everything starts to look different. And with her only friends in mortal danger of the abattoir, it turns out she and Gemma have a mission on their hands. A gently funny story of a community coming together, this is a tale of happy endings in unexpected places. There were cows in the road - loads of them. I pulled hard on the brakes and swerved. The back wheel skidded, and I was under my bike. I felt the stinging pain in my leg and arm where they ripped on the road. I lay there, looking up at the cows glaring down at me. There's something about a cow's eyes - mad and staring, like they want to trample you to death. I slowly began get up, when one of them started to come towards me - gigantic, it was. I screamed.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005733535
Title Cowgirl
Author By (author) G. R. Gemin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Nosy Crow Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0857632817
ISBN 13 9780857632814
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Fiction 5 - 12 Category 2015.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.