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How Brave is That?

Written by Anne Fine

Illustrated by Vicki Gausden

Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on How Brave is That?

One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7      Award-winning Anne Fine takes a subtle look at what bravery really is in this touching story about a boy who has only one ambition in life: to join the Army. Tom struggles with learning at school but he knows that he must pass the tests in reading and writing if he is to achieve his lifelong ambition of becoming a soldier. When his home life is thrown into confusion by the arrival of triplets Milly, Tilly and Gilly, Tom, helped by his very good friend Gary, has to take drastic action to continue to achieve. And Gary really rates him for it. You have to be very brave indeed to wear some of the outfits Tom is forced into!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

How Brave is That? Synopsis

Tom wants to join the army, but he has to pass his exams first! When he turns up without proper uniform on exam day, strict Mrs Dell threatens to send him home. There are spare clothes available, but is Tom brave enough to face the exam hall - in a skirt?  A touching comedy, particuarly good for low ability readers.

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ISBN: 9781781122433
Publication date: 15/05/2013
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122433
Publication date: 15th May 2013
Author: Anne Fine
Illustrator: Vicki Gausden
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine was our Guest Editor in July 2011. Click here to see the books she selected. Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and ...

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