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Thomas and the Tinners By Jill Paton Walsh

Thomas and the Tinners by Jill Paton Walsh

Condition - Very Good
5 in stock


The miners' work is hard, so they need their tasty pasties. When Thomas shares his meal with a strange, tiny miner, he is rewarded with a wish. But soon, more come and no pasty is big enough to satisfy them. Thomas regrets his kindness, but then he faces a bigger problem.

Thomas and the Tinners Summary

Thomas and the Tinners by Jill Paton Walsh

The miner's work is hard, so they need their tasty lunchtime pasties. When new recruit Thomas shares his meal with a strange, tiny miner, he is rewarded by being granted a wish. But soon, more strange, tiny miners appear, each of them demanding food - and no pasty is large enough to satisfy their hunger. Thomas regrets his kidness, but when he and the miners face an even bigger problem; it seems that his new friends may just hold the answer...With an engaging story told in short chapters, and illustrations in black and white and colour on every double-page spread, this short novel is ideal for newly confident readers.

Thomas and the Tinners Reviews

"Thomas and the Tinners effortlesly combines plot, dialogue and descriptions into a complete unity. The prose is rich and rhythmic, and reads well aloud. Here is a rewarding story which never patronises its young audience. Junior Education; Paton Walsh is a master storyteller whose characters spring off the page and into life. She is a wonderful ambassador for children's books. Thomas and the Tinners (offers) a beautiful insight into a lost world. Oxford Times;... Marvellously evocative... Young Book Trust News; This Cornish tale reads like poetry and is redolent of twilit storytelling sessions. Time Out

About Jill Paton Walsh

Jill Paton Walsh is a distinguished writer, best-known for her adult novel, Knowledge of Angels, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. Among her many children's titles are The Dolphin Crossing (widely acknowledged as a modern classic); Gaffer Samson's Luck (Winner of the Smarties Prize); The Emperor's Winding Sheet (Winner of the Whitbread Award) and Thomas and the Tinners (Winner of the Smarties Prize).

Additional information

Thomas and the Tinners by Jill Paton Walsh
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Winner of Smarties Book Prize 1995 Winner of Smarties Book Prize 6-8 Category 1995
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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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