Red, White and Blue: Finding Out - The Hard Way

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Wain's brother is a thug, his father went missing during the Falklands War and Wain has started at a new school. Wain starts to write things down to work things out for himself. On red, white and blue paper, Wain produces three versions of events, which combine to reveal what is really happening.

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• 'THE HERO OF THIS BOOK IS IN YEAR SEVEN
• HE COMES FROM A FAMILY OF SOLDIERS
• HIS BROTHER IS A THUG
• HIS MOTHER CALLS HIM GAWAIN
• HIS FATHER WENT MISSING BELIEVED KILLED IN THE FALKLANDS WAR. OR DID HE DESERT?
• ONE FAMILY. ONE STORY. THREE DIFFERENT VERSIONS

TRUE OR FALSE?'

In an attempt to unravel the truth about himself and his family, Wain writes down three different versions of events, using different coloured paper. When you start writing you sometimes reveal more than you intended. You see different things differently. Just what secrets lie in the red, white and blue?

Robert Leeson has written a school story with a difference – a humorous, hard-hitting story for the nineties, printed on pages of red, white and blue to make it visually exciting and unique.

About the Author:

Born in Cheshire in 1928, Robert Leeson was a journalist for forty years, interrupted by army service in Egypt. He began to write for children in the 1960s and has had over 65 books published including ‘The Third Class Genie – now a Collins Modern Classic- and The Demon Bike Rider. In 1985 he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature. Married, with a son and daughter, Robert lives in Hertfordshire.

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