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The Pit

The Pit

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ISBN 9780174324348
Published 15 January 1996 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Maddock, Reginald
Series M Books
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ISBN-13 9780174324348
ISBN-10 0174324340
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Maddock, Reginald
Series M Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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US Review Butch starts talking like a stranger on a train, direct and confiding but not insistent, believe-it-or-not, take-it-or-leave-it. About growing up on National Assistance, his old man drunk every night, his mother tired before she gets up in the morning. . . about school where a teacher called him brainless when he was seven so I turned brainless and stayed brainless. . . about Barnton where I was bad because people expected me to be bad. But also about the moors and the hills and the sheep, and about The Pit, a big flat area of bog as treacherous as quicksand. The various forces interpenetrate - Butch is befriended by a sheep farmer who bawls out his father for neglecting the boy, also by the Principal whom like him to clear himself of a false accusation of thievery - and finally converge on The Pit when the son of the teacher who's been baiting Butch is sucked in to his shoulders. Butch gets the boy out - because he's been there before; he eventually clears his name - by forcing the culprit to confess. He also reforms his father - by hitting him back. No false heroics or sentimentality or instant success, just it's going to be all right. A small slice-of-grim-life with a few good meals and a boy boys will feel for. (Kirkus Reviews)

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