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A Bit of a Hero By Gervase Phinn

A Bit of a Hero

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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.

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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 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.

Additional information

GOR001528453
A Bit of a Hero by Gervase Phinn
Gervase Phinn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Andersen Press Ltd
2009-03-05
144
1842709097
9781842709092
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.