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Trash (Library Binding)

By Mulligan, Andy

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

ISBN 9781613833551
Barcode 9781613833551
Published 11 October 2011 by Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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ISBN-13 9781613833551
ISBN-10 1613833555
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Publication Date 11 October 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Crime & Mystery
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Trash is a compelling read. The action is riveting and the secret codes throughout will appeal mystery fans - School Library Journal, starred review 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 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

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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.

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