The Pavee and the Buffer Girl: (New edition)

Paperback

A stunning new edition of Dowd’s moving story of lives lived on the edge of society, and love in its many forms with powerful black and white illustrations from Emma Shoard.

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.

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-78112-879-4

Interest age

13+

Publication Date

02-05-2019

Format

Paperback

Pages

120 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Siobhan Dowd, Illustrated by Emma Shoard

Siobhan was born in London to Irish parents and worked for much of her life for human rights charities. The Pavee and the Buffer Girl, her first published work, was followed by four novels which won over 65 awards including the Branford Boase, the Carnegie Medal and the Bisto Award. Siobhan died of cancer at the age of 47 in 2007, leaving behind the roots of A Monster Calls, which was completed by Patrick Ness. It won the Carnegie Medal and a raft of other prizes and has been adapted into a film. Before her death Siobhan set up the Siobhan Dowd Trust which uses the proceeds of her work to take stories to disadvantaged young people.||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.

Product Description

A stunning new edition of Dowd’s moving story of lives lived on the edge of society, and love in its many forms with powerful black and white illustrations from Emma Shoard.

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.

ISBN

978-1-78112-879-4

Interest age

13+

Publication Date

02-05-2019

Format

Paperback

Pages

120 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A stunning new edition of Dowd’s moving story of lives lived on the edge of society, and love in its many forms with powerful black and white illustrations from Emma Shoard.

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.

Author

Siobhan Dowd, Illustrated by Emma Shoard

Siobhan was born in London to Irish parents and worked for much of her life for human rights charities. The Pavee and the Buffer Girl, her first published work, was followed by four novels which won over 65 awards including the Branford Boase, the Carnegie Medal and the Bisto Award. Siobhan died of cancer at the age of 47 in 2007, leaving behind the roots of A Monster Calls, which was completed by Patrick Ness. It won the Carnegie Medal and a raft of other prizes and has been adapted into a film. Before her death Siobhan set up the Siobhan Dowd Trust which uses the proceeds of her work to take stories to disadvantaged young people.||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.