Just Ferret

Gene Kemp
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ISBN 9780571248940 Format Paperback
Published 19/02/2009 Length 136 pages

About Book

Cricklepit Combined School has seen its fair share of 'problem cases' - Tyke Tyler, Gowie Corby, Charlie Lewis and Juniper Cantello. But when Ferret is marched by his dad to the front door on his first day, feeling sick with apprehension, he doesn't know that he too will become one of its heroes.

His big problem is that he can't read - not that he doesn't want to, he just can't. And then there is the bullying: Magnus and his gang stealing kids' money, while the teachers all think he can do no wrong. Thank goodness, then, for Mint and Beany, and Minty's mum ... and Sir.

This fifth story about Cricklepit Combined, immortalized so wonderfully in The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, is vintage Gene Kemp, with all the humour, pathos, vivid language and gritty realism of its predecessors.

'Gene Kemp remains a first-rate storyteller.' Naomi Lewis, Observer

  • About Gene Kemp

    Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children's writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990. In addition, she has written The Clock Tower Ghost, Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost (short stories) and a poetry anthology. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Devon.

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