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Zebra Crossing Soul Song

Written by Sita Brahmachari

Books of the Month - <b>May</b> Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction

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February 2018 Book of the Month

The story of a young man and the special relationship he forms with the lollipop man who once saved his life, Zebra Crossing Soul Song is an original and touching coming of age story, full of insight and set to a playlist of songs that will have all readers swaying in time to its music. Lenny is eighteen and resitting his psychology A level; revising episodic memory sets him thinking about his friend Otis, and how their conversations over the years at Otis’s zebra crossing have left ideas and music imprinted on his mind, more indelibly even than those black and white marks on the road. It’s a relationship strong enough to endure through the different pressures on both of them. Scattered with song lyrics, and seeded with truths, this memorable and absorbing story moved me to tears. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

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Zebra Crossing Soul Song Synopsis

From award-winning author Sita Brahmachari, a tender tale of memory and overcoming loss. Lenny has spent most of his life at the zebra crossing, and for many of those years Otis, the singing `zebra man' has helped him on his way. But when Otis' sad past comes back to haunt him, Lenny is forced to face his crossroads alone. Only by examining the memories of their friendship can Lenny discover the truth.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

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ISBN: 9781781126967
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781126967
Publication date: 2nd January 2018
Author: Sita Brahmachari
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Sita Brahmachari

Sita Brahmachari was born in Derby in 1966 to an Indian doctor from Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Her many projects and writing commissions have been produced in theatres, universities, schools and community groups throughout Britain and America. Sita lives and works in North London with her husband, three children and a temperamental cat. Sita's debut novel, Artichoke Hearts, won the 2011 Waterstones Children's Book Prize and was  longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award, the ...

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