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Trash

Trash
 

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781849920568
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781909531130
Published 1 June 2011 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
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ISBN-13 9781849920568
ISBN-10 1849920567
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 1 June 2011
International Publication Date 31 March 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 166g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 159447

Description of this Book

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. And now it's three street-boys against the world...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> Trash is a compelling read. The action is riveting and the secret codes throughout will appeal mystery fans - SchoolLibrary Journal, starred review <br><br> This gripping book engages readers both as an adventure and as a social justice story. Readers will be satisfied by the cinematic conclusion and the noble decision the heroes make. - Publishers Weekly, starred review <br><br> The three boys, and others, act as alternating narrators of the story, giving vivid descriptions of their lives. In spite of this, the boys' hope and determination for justice and the dilemmas they face with so much courage will impress readers. Recommended. - Library Media Connection<br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years, before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and Drama in Britain, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Andy's novel Trash has been published in twenty-two languages and will soon be a major motion picture directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.

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