The Diddakoi

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Macmillan Children's, 2007 - Children's stories - 160 pages
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Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy - a diddakoi. But Kizzy doesn't care. All she needs is Gran and her horse, Joe. But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. Can Kizzy survive in a hostile world - and save Joe?

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A melodramatic fantasy, really. Everything's neat & pat, and rather implausible. And the themes are not subtle. A joyful read for a good young reader; I would have loved it when I was seven or eight. But it's just not all that good a book. Sorry. Read full review

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Rumer Godden is a writer that I hope will come back into style. Her adult novels, as well as her children's novels are little gems. This book is about a gypsy girl, a diddakoi, who is taken in by an ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rumer Godden, who died in 1998, was one of the UK's most distinguished authors. She wrote many well-known and much-loved books for both adults and children, including THE GREENGAGE SUMMER, THE PEACOCK SPRING and BLACK NARCISSUS. In 1993 she was awarded the OBE.

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