Van De Ruit, John Spud

ISBN 13: 9780141323565

Spud

4.07 avg rating
( 5,598 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780141323565: Spud
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Spud is the hilarious debut novel by John van de Ruit

It's 1990. Apartheid is crumbling, Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and thirteen-year-old Spud Milton is about to start his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a nutty granny and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. With only his wits and his diary, he takes readers on a rowdy boarding school romp full of illegal midnight swims, catastrophic cricket matches, ghostbusting escapades, girls and disastrous holidays.

South African comedian John van de Ruit invites the reader into the mind of a young boy whose eyes are being opened to love, friendship and complete insanity!

Some rave reviews from South Africa:

'Funny, fast-paced and wonderfully observant' - The Daily News

'Once you pick it up it's almost as if the pages turn themselves' - Metrobeat

'Achingly funny' - Sunday Times Lifestyle

John van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa. He went to the University of Natal where he completed a Masters degree in Drama and Performance. Since 1998 he has been a professional actor, playwright and producer, winning numerous awards. Spud is his first novel.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Some rave reviews from South Africa:

Funny, fast-paced and wonderfully observant (Book Shelf The Daily News)

Once you pick it up it's almost as if the pages turn themselves (Metrobeat)

Achingly funny (Sunday Times Lifestyle)

Synopsis:

It's 1990. Apartheid is crumbling, Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and thirteen-year-old Spud Milton is about to start his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a nutty granny and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. With only his wits and his diary, he takes readers on a rowdy boarding school romp full of illegal midnight swims, catastrophic cricket matches, ghostbusting escapades, girls and disastrous holidays. South African comedian John van de Ruit invites the reader into the mind of a young boy whose eyes are being opened to love, friendship and complete insanity!

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781595141873: Spud

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1595141871 ISBN 13:  9781595141873
Publisher: Razorbill, 2008
Softcover

9781595141705: Spud

Razorbill, 2007
Hardcover

9780143527329: Spud

Pengui..., 2010
Hardcover

9780143024842: Spud

Sleuth..., 2007
Hardcover

9780143804000: Spud

Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Van De Ruit
Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Random House Children's UK, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Spud is the hilarious debut novel by John van de RuitIt's 1990. Apartheid is crumbling, Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and thirteen-year-old Spud Milton is about to start his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a nutty granny and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. With only his wits and his diary, he takes readers on a rowdy boarding school romp full of illegal midnight swims, catastrophic cricket matches, ghostbusting escapades, girls and disastrous holidays.South African comedian John van de Ruit invites the reader into the mind of a young boy whose eyes are being opened to love, friendship and complete insanity!Some rave reviews from South Africa:'Funny, fast-paced and wonderfully observant' - The Daily News'Once you pick it up it's almost as if the pages turn themselves' - Metrobeat'Achingly funny' - Sunday Times LifestyleJohn van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa. He went to the University of Natal where he completed a Masters degree in Drama and Performance. Since 1998 he has been a professional actor, playwright and producer, winning numerous awards. Spud is his first novel. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

van de Ruit, John
Published by Penguin (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Gloucester, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # CHL5883050

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
4.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

John Van de Ruit
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2008-05-01, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2008-05-01, London, 2008. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

van de Ruit, John
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. Apartheid is crumbling, Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and thirteen-year-old Spud Milton is about to start his first year at an elite boys - only boarding school. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a nutty granny and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 5AN; YFS. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 197 x 128 x 28. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.56
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

John van de Ruit
Published by Puffin (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Puffin, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0004839375

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

John van de Ruit
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

van de Ruit, John
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Books. Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. Apartheid is crumbling, Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and thirteen-year-old Spud Milton is about to start his first year at an elite boys - only boarding school. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a nutty granny and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 5AN; YFS. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 197 x 128 x 28. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.42
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

John van de Ruit
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780141323565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Van De Ruit, John
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141323566. Seller Inventory # ST0141323566

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

van de Ruit, John (Author)
Published by Penguin (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141323566 ISBN 13: 9780141323565
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 400 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0141323566

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book