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Trash (Hardback)

By Mulligan, Andy

Originally published: Oxford; New York: David Fickling Books, c2010.

ISBN 9781451734065
Barcode 9781451734065
Published 1 January 2011 by Ember
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781451734065
ISBN-10 1451734069
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Ember
Imprint Ember
Publication Date 1 January 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Poverty, Mystery and detective stories, Political corruption, Developing countries, Refuse and refuse disposal
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three dumpsite boys make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It's up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat--boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money--to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong. Andy Mulligan has written a powerful story about unthinkable poverty--and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it. With twists and turns, unrelenting action, and deep, raw emotion, Trash is a heart-pounding, breath-holding novel. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> Trash is a compelling read. The action is riveting and the secret codes throughout will appeal mystery fans - SchoolLibrary Journal, starred review <br><br> This gripping book engages readers both as an adventure and as a social justice story. Readers will be satisfied by the cinematic conclusion and the noble decision the heroes make. - Publishers Weekly, starred review <br><br> The three boys, and others, act as alternating narrators of the story, giving vivid descriptions of their lives. In spite of this, the boys' hope and determination for justice and the dilemmas they face with so much courage will impress readers. Recommended. - Library Media Connection<br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theater director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in Britain, India, Brazil, and the Philippines. He now divides his time between London and Manila. From the Hardcover edition.

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