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The Song of Roland Smith

By Jenny Koralek

The Song of Roland Smith

The Song of Roland Smith

By Jenny Koralek

Judd and Roly borrow a puppy from a pet shop, but disaster strikes and they manage to lose it. But this event also leads to their meeting with Percy, a blind girl whose bravery enables them to see their own problems in perspective. Illustrated by Peter Rush.

Trade Information: PGEN
Available as: Hardback

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Print Hardback

ISBN: 9780744400151

Specifications: 205x134mm, 96pp, b&w illustrations

Published: July 1983


Roby and Judd are friends. One day, they secretly borrow a young puppy from the Tyler family pet shop and the three of them have a marvellous time running and jumping and playing on the common. It is when they lose the puppy that disaster strikes; but is this event which also leads them to their first fateful meeting with Percy and to the events which quickly follow on.

Jenny Koralek's first children's novel, with its lightness and sureness of touch, produces a book which is enjoyable and funny and finally moving. Peter Rush adds to the delicate humour and feel of the story with his appealing illustrations.

I. Sixes and Sevens
II. A Tale of the Unexpected
III. Judd's Place
IV. Surprises
V. A Risky Outing
VI. Hullabaloo
VII. Blue Sunday
VIII. Railway Tea and Rescue
IX. Meeting Percy
X. Topsy-turvy
XI. Heroes
XII. Mr. Tyler's Turn
XIII. Now or Never
XIV. Goings and Comings
XV. Hard Work in a Hurry
XVI. End of Beginning?

"... a promising first novel ... vividly real."
The Guardian

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