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The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

Written by Siobhan Dowd

Illustrated by Emma Shoard

The Pavee and the Buffer Girl Synopsis

Bullying, name-calling, and a new school face Jim when his family halt at Dundray. The town aren't happy that his community are there and it seems such an unfriendly place until he meets a girl named Kit. But acts of prejudice are constant, the threat to Jims family is building, and Kit's friendship isn't enough to stop the violence they face.A stunning new edition of this poignant novella of the reality of life in a traveller community and the simple power of kindness.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128794
Publication date: 15th May 2019
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Illustrator: Emma Shoard
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 120 pages

About Siobhan Dowd

Emma Shoard is an illustrator and printmaker who graduated in 2011 from Kingston University's Illustration & Animation course. She also works part-time as a bookseller for Daunt Books. Emma has twice been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her work on Siobhan Dowd's The Pavee and the Buffer Girl and Mal Peet's The Family Tree. Siobhan Dowd was a highly regarded author, winning the Branford Boase Award, the Bisto Award and, posthumously, the Carnegie Medal. Her legacy includes the Siobhan Dowd Trust, working to bring books to deprived children, and the successes of the posthumously published The Monster Calls and The ...

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