This is a book with real energy.
The story is about a real big issue…. set in the streets of East London where different communities live and work together. But for one boy, whose father is deeply involved with a fascist group, life is hard. His friends are what really matters to him and yet he can’t seem to change his father’s attitude.
He hears a voice from his friend, Fatima, in his head, helping him, like a voice of reason when life gets tough, and tough it certainly gets. Especially when the street is filled with an intimidating march led by his father to drive non whites from their homes.
Fatima and her friends make a stand to stop the march.
Where will Georgie be? Whose side will he be on?
‘For a second I could hear cries of anger and confusion from some of the Fascists close by him. They were soon drowned out by an enormous cheer from behind me…….. But soon, like a receding tide, they all began trudging back the way they had come.’
Joe Layburn at his best, and with a flair for excellent story writing and dialogue that all children will relate to.Dolphinbooksellers, Featured authors, Featured children's book, New titles | Tags: City Stories, Dolphinbooksellers, east london, Frances Lincoln, Joe Layburn, LeytonStories | Comment (1)
We are working with a school in East London in February to deliver one our City Stories author and book events.Leyton Stories is the children’s book group based around the school and children’s centre in Leyton.
We are working with the school, the publishers Frances Lincoln and over a hundred children to undertake workshops and author meetings with parents and carers.
The event is part of our City Stories project – designed to deliver books, authors, illustrators and story-tellers to inner city children.
Watch this space in February to see how it went.
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