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To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)

By Lee, Harper

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When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his s... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784870799
Barcode 9781784870799
Published 15 June 2015 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784870799
ISBN-10 178487079X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 15 June 2015
International Publication Date 21 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lee, Harper
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 324g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress African Americans - Southern States - Fiction, Trials (Rape) - Southern States - Fiction, Lawyers - Southern States - Fiction, Southern States - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 954745

Description of this Book

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill, want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Harper Lee announced she would be releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird this summer - 55 years after her debut. Go Set a Watchman, completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than half a century, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird and features Scout as an adult Guardian No one ever forgets this book Independent When I first read it at 11...I loved that the narrator was a girl with the marvellously un-girly name of Scout. I loved her unsentimental nature, her sharp tongue, her volubility, and her humour... The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre. Harper Lee's triumph is one of those. -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Guardian When I first read it at 11...I loved that the narrator was a girl with the marvellously un-girly name of Scout. I loved her unsentimental nature, her sharp tongue, her volubility, and her humour... The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre. Harper Lee's triumph is one of those. -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Guardian The way in which Lee weaves the book into its whole is magical and effortless. I read the book to my daughters last year, when they were the same age as Scout and Jem, and they fell in love with it, as I did before them. Today, my ten-year-old has gone to Youth Club with a printout of her heroes: Obama, her brother, and Harper Lee. -- Roshi Fernando Independent
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honours. She died on 19 February 2016.

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