Jack is determined to find his missing father. He tracks him down to the seamy side of town and an underworld that has no place in modern society. A second thought-provoking book from this lively new author.
A wonderfully original story to follow this author’s debut as a children’s author with Wipe Out. As in Wipe Out, the book follows a child through a difficult journey but humour and hope spreads through the novel, giving it that feel-good factor at the end.
Jack decides to track down his father when his mother announces she is to re-marry. Jack is a bit of a geek – he’s a whizz-kid into nutritional values of food and goes to a school for gifted children. It’s this that introduces the element of humour to the novel, through his friendships at school with other equally gifted kids.
During Jack’s search, he befriends a homeless Big Issue seller, plus dog, and a Black soul singer and soul music is a feature of the novel. The two men try to dissuade Jack from finding his father, since they know he lives with the a ‘no-good bunch of hobos’ who live on the streets, funded by crime and even child abuse.
Written in Mimi Thebo’s distinctive voice, this second novel is sure to attract attention.
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Reviews of Wipe Out:
“a life-affirming page-turner about relationships… a book that gives you a lump in the throat and then a warm glow. Empathetic, vivid and humane, this novel marks the debut of a lively and skilled new writer.” Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
“A touching read that will totally immerse you.” Funday TimesAbout the Author:
Mimi Thebo is an American of Cajun descent, now living and working in England. A lecturer at Bath Spa University, Mimi is also the author of adult books being published by Allison and Busby. of which the first, The Saint Who Loved Me was published in 2002. Mimi is married to Andy and following the birth of their child, Libby Jo, they moved from their home on a houseboat, to dry land!
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007142798 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0983730
Book Description Harper Collins Children, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. "I should have forgotten about my dad. I should have stayed at home. I shouldn't have been there at all. I could feel my heart beating against my ribcage. My mouth went dry." After reading the letters, Jack is determined to find his father. He knows he shouldn't roam the streets at night, but how else can he find the truth. Bookseller Inventory # 001296
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000714279X
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000714279X