A Strange Land by Alan Gibbons
  

A Strange Land

Written by Alan Gibbons
Illustrated by Alan Brown

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   

RRP £6.99

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7 Alan Gibbons tackles bullying and racism head on in this gripping short novel, and shows how closely linked they are. Like everyone in his school, Jack is intimidated by The Blokes, a gang of half a dozen kids who pull the strings, make the rules. They’re openly racist but no-one seems able to stand up to them. Jack will do what they say, even when it means hurting his new friend Hassan, because The Blokes have got something on him, something to use as blackmail. But you can only scare someone who is ready to be scared, and The Blokes will never get through to Hassan. It’s a powerful story, well told, and one that ends on a genuine note of hope. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Synopsis

A Strange Land by Alan Gibbons

Poignant and powerful narrative about intolerance, racism and standing up to bullies.

The Blokes rule Jack's school. They're bullies, racists and meaner than anyone around. And they've targeted Jack's new friend Hassan as their latest victim. Hassan has escaped war in his homeland only to be faced with the wrath of the Blokes. Can Jack stand up for his friend or will he break under pressure?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

About the Author

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

He has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’, the Angus Book Award and the Stockport Book Award. He has also been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and his books have been published into dozens of languages.

Read a Q&A with the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Alan Gibbons
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Author's Website

www.alangibbons.com/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th September 2015

ISBN

9781781124321

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