Sweet Clarinet

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Disfigured children - 131 pages
It's the second World War and Billy's life will never be the same again. As he lies in his hospital bed, horribly burned, he longs for death. But when a soldier comes to see him and gives him a clarinet Billy realizes that there might just be something worth living for - some hope for thefuture...* James Riordan has now earned himself a reputation for writng about war in a powerful and uncompromising way* His background in retelling traditional stories shows in his excellent storytelling abilities* James Riordan lives in Portsmouth
 

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Contents

The Bomb
1
Growing Up in Wartime
4
Searching the Rubble
9
Pleasant Dreams
11
Goodbye to Mother
15
The OldNew Face
22
A Soldiers Tale
29
Unexpected Visitor
38
Cowshed Serenade
74
My Debut
78
Daffodils
81
The Lucky Ides of March
85
Whitewashs Warning
91
Teddy Bears Picnic
95
SourSweet Music
101
Farewell Boniface
105

Confidence
45
The Clarinet
50
Christmas Concert
57
Presents
62
The Maisky Visit
68
Two Chinamen
109
Life at Music School
113
Graduation
121
Congratulations
125
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Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and Winner of the Nasen Special Needs Award.

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