Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. How do see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken’ the narrator of this story thinks up a dare to show up Darren Bishop, the school bully. A farm boy himself he is quite at home with the big bully Olly and he dares Darren to come up close too. When Darren Bishop flees from the field his bullying days are over but there’s a twist in the tale…Is anyone really safe from the bully? A gripping story with a surprising ending. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. A boy, a bully and a serious case of mistaken identity from much-loved author Michael Morpurgo. School bully, Darren Bishop, is furious after he is out paced in the school race by that 'little git' - and he can't have that now, can he? So when the 'little git' challenges Darren to a battle of courage, he thinks he can't lose and can't wait to show him who's boss.
See who turns out to be the chicken in this satisfying tale. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
'This book takes an innovative approach to raising the subject of bullying for young people.' Youth in Mind
|Publication date:||15th August 2012|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic|
Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...More About Michael Morpurgo