Poignant and powerful narrative about intolerance. When a German refugee moves to a small English town in the aftermath of World War II, he is an outsider. The gang decide to take Klaus under their wing, but their increasingly hateful pranks under the leadership of new lad Joe cause Klaus to question their actions. A powerful and emotive tale about standing up to bullies. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
David Almond is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today. His books are bestsellers all over the world, with sales of over a million copies. David has won and been shortlisted for a raft of the most prestigious awards in children's literature and is most well-known for Skellig, which won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives with his family in Northumberland.