The War of Jenkins' Ear

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Philomel Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 171 pages
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Some wars are not fought on battlegrounds. This Toby discovers when a new boy, Simon Christopher, comes to Redlands School. Stubborn and independent, yet a peacemaker, Simon stands up to the headmaster, teachers, the star rugby player, and everyone else. Then Simon confides a secret about who he really is, a secret so big Toby can't keep it.

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User Review  - dodau - LibraryThing

My son introduced me to this author as they were reading his work at school. Since then I've been picking up the odd book for him but I have also been reading them. This is the story of Toby Jenkins ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Morpurgo (The Sandman and the Turtles, 1994, etc.) chooses a British preparatory school in the 1950s as the unlikely setting for the second coming of Christ in an engrossing, imaginative tale ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003.

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