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Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic

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June 2014 Book of the Month - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+ 

Award-winning David Almond briefly tells a story which packs a big punch. Locally, known as the Bad Lads the boys from Felling are not really bad – just football mad and a bit cheeky and mischief- making. But, led by Joe who is older and whom they much admire, they begin to do nasty hurtful things.  When new boy, Klaus Vogel from East Germany turns up, he shows the Bad Lads the importance of thinking for themselves. One boy’s courage leads the lads to break free. An excellent and easy-to-read story.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads Synopsis

When a German refugee moves to a small English town in the aftermath of World War II, he is an outsider. The gang decide to take Klaus under their wing, but their increasingly hateful pranks under the leadership of new lad Joe cause Klaus to question their actions. A powerful and emotive tale about standing up to bullies.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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ISBN: 9781781122693
Publication date: 15/04/2013
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122693
Publication date: 15th April 2013
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Vladimir Stankovic
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices. David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland. Click here to read more information about the author. Julia Eccleshare on David Almond: One of the best-loved and finest writers of ...

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