Roar, Bull, Roar! by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters
  

Synopsis

Roar, Bull, Roar! by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters

This title features a new country, a new school, an evil landlord, a shady secret from the past and the ghostly legend of the Roaring Bull. Andrew Fusek Peters' and Polly Peters' exciting new novel revolves around the Klecheks, a family from the Czech Republic arriving for the first time in Shropshire where Mr Klechek is taking up a teaching post. Not everyone is welcoming. As they try to settle in, they are plunged into a series of mysteries. Who is the batty old lady in the tattered clothes? Why is their new landlord such an unpleasant piece of work? What is the real story of the ghostly Roaring Bull - and what lies hidden in the local church? Old legends are re-enacted as Jan and Mari unearth shady secrets in a desperate bid to save their family from eviction,. In their quest, they find unlikely allies and deadly enemies: enemies who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden.

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Pact adventure which offers some insights into another country's customs. Carousel The carefully structured third-person narrative and fast-moving plot will keep young readers turning the pages Ibby Link

About the Author

Andrew Fusek Peters is an Anglo Czech poet, author, anthologist, storyteller, didgeridoo player, broadcaster and creative writing tutor. He has written and edited over 30 books for Hodder-Wayland, Harper Collins, Ginn, Narefoot Books, Bloodaxe and Evans. These books include Poems with attitude, Sadderday and Funday and May the Angels Be With Us.

Andrew and his collaborator Polly Peters, an English and Drama teacher, are no strangers to poetry and novels but this appears to be their first venture into the "poetry novel".

Crash was published in 2004. Andrew and Polly both live in Shropshire. The rural area influenced the novel. The story is set in the countryside, and speeding is the main theme - trying to make young people aware of the dangers of speed, and importance of road safety.

It's a long way from Enid Blyton.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2006

ISBN

9781845075200


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