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Small Steps

Written by Louis Sachar

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LoveReading View on Small Steps

A brilliant companion volume to mega bestseller Holes Readers are reunited with Armpit and X-Ray in this brilliantly plotted and masterfully told adventure story.

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Small Steps Synopsis

Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.

Small Steps Press Reviews

'Has Sachar's familar ease, intelligence, humour, suspense and humanity.'   Sunday Times

'Readers of the first novel will not be disappointed as the story is as compelling as the first... sure to entrance readers.'  Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide

'A pacy adventure, which leaves you cheering Armpit all the way to the finish line.'  Good Book Guide 

'Has a lot to recommend it - funny dialogue, a fast-moving story, some emotive scenes, an interesting central character.'  Guardian

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ISBN: 9781840113631
Publication date: 01/10/2009
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780747583455
Publication date: 02/07/2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747583455
Publication date: 2nd July 2007
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Louis Sachar

Julia Eccleshare, our very own editorial expert as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian says of Louis: Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just as famous and popular for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories ...

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