Frankie is entranced by the girl in the red skirt, the gypsy from Romania who speaks no English. It is a terrible shock to him when his neighbours on the estate react violently against Emilia's people, and what's worse is that it's his mother leading the protest.
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"¿a powerful novel about exclusion and belonging." (Books for Keeps)
About the Author:
"¿this exceptional novel explores issues of racial hatred and intolerance, highlighting some important topical issues and provides much food for thought." (Booktrusted News (Booktrust), Winter 2002)
Gaye's first book AGAINST THE STORM (Viking) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Book Award. THE FROZEN WATERFALL (Faber) was shortlisted for the Guardian and the Smarties Awards and won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award. She spent many years in Turkey and Switzerland and now lives with her husband on the Pembrokeshire coast. She has four grown-up children.
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- PublisherOrion Children's Books
- Publication date2000
- ISBN 10 1858814901
- ISBN 13 9781858814902
- Number of pages160