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My Name's Not Friday

Written by Jon Walter

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My Name's Not Friday Synopsis

This boy has bought me. This white boy who don't even look as old as I am. He owns me body and soul, and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars. Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer...

My Name's Not Friday Press Reviews

Praise for Close to the Wind:

Original and cleverly plotted - Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times

I can't recommend it highly enough - Guardian

A beautiful read - Sun

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ISBN: 9781910989180
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781910200438
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910200438
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Jon Walter
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jon Walter

Jon Walter is inspired by the power of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. A former photojournalist, he took pictures of the people we rarely get to see, and as a writer he listens out for the quieter voices of those that don't get heard. Here, inspired by the suffragette movement, he explores how it was the everyday decisions of women over their own lives that made its success inevitable. Jon's previous books, Close to the Wind and My Name's Not Friday, were also published by DFB, and have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Photo credit - Katie Vandyck

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