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The Trouble with Donovan Croft

Written by Bernard Ashley

The Trouble with Donovan Croft Synopsis

When Keith gets a new foster brother, he's not too happy about it. But when this boy won't talk to him, Keith realizes that things are going to be much harder than he originally thought. And it's not just Keith who Donovan won't speak to - he won't speak to anybody at all. The other kids at school take Donovan's silence to be a sign of a bad attitude and start to bully him. Keith knows he has to stick up for him, but that means the bullies are just going to pick on him too . . .

The Good Book Guide Review

The trouble with Donovan Croft - when he has to be fostered and goes to a new school because his mother has gone to Jamaica for a while - is that he is too miserable to speak. This sad yet often very funny book shows how school and foster home cope with the problem - and what happens to solve it.

The Trouble with Donovan Croft Press Reviews

A remarkable book, sympathetic yet unsentimental * Children's Book Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192755568
Publication date: 5th June 2008
Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

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