Without a Silver Spoon

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Spectrum, 1991 - Fiction - 112 pages
Winner of the International Board on Books for Young People, Certificate of Honour, this story for young people teaches the lesson that honesty is the best policy. Ure comes from a poor but honest family, and works as a houseboy to pay his own school fees. Towards the end of his primary school days he is accused of stealing money. He is saved by the well-placed total trust of his parents and his teacher.

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I read this book when I'd just started secondary school, at the age of 9. I cried. It helped me to become grateful for the things I had, thankful for the things I took for granted growing up in a relatively privileged home

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very inspiring book, that i have picked up, @ 13 years old with my public middle school education, i found this book fascinating as well as sad at the same time, i found myself crying, and not knowing who to share it with, as a young reader. I read this book on a candle light with my grandmother telling me to go to sleep as there was not money to waste on buying candles. growing up poor i could identify with it in some way or the other. I would give it to my children one day to read. WOOOOW 


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