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The Day of the Pigeons

The Day of the Pigeons

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ISBN 9780333257159
Published 1 April 1979 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Brown, Roy
Series M-Books
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ISBN-13 9780333257159
ISBN-10 0333257154
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 1979
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brown, Roy
Series M-Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Learning & Study Skills
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 190mm
Weight 280g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education
Dewey Code 823.91
Catalogue Code Not specified

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US Review Simultaneous searches for racing pigeons, the Pimlico Pilferer, and a reluctant father - a gradual convergence of stories, interweaving suspense and multiple incentives. Neighborhood kids accidentally release M. Poirot's pet pigeons and, in small, adventure-prone groups, try to recapture them around southwest London; Angus Dickie the cop is after the youngish (13+) boy who escaped from an Approved School and swiped bits and pieces from local shopkeepers; and Mousy ( on account of me ears ) Lawson is hunting his ex-con father who is about to leave the country. It gets much more complicated - when curious Chris finds Mousy and helps him out, hesitantly, instead of turning him in or hunting pigeons; when Chris discovers that Mr. Lawson doesn't want his son and he must break the news; as Dickie Bird zeroes in to seize the runaway and loses him to faster-working abductors ordered by that unpaternal father. And always there are the Other youngsters chasing and losing the pigeons through water and subway tunnels and back alleys, forming teams and mixing priorities. A Day to remember - quirky and impulsive down to the unsentimental end. (Kirkus Reviews)

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