The Pavee and the Buffer Girl (Graphic Novel)
by Siobhan Dowd
illustrated by Emma Shoard
Large format, full-colour graphic novel edition
Interest Age: Teen
“I think the story burned within Siobhan. And I think the reason it burned within her was because it was also an act of compassion, of empathy, an act – dare I say it – of love” – Patrick Ness
Jim Curran is a Traveller child newly settled in the town of Dundray. The authorities have forced him into the local school, but it’s a hostile place for a Traveller. He suffers prejudice and violence but also makes a friend in a girl called Kit. Under Kit’s care Jim begins to find a place for himself in Dundray, but everyday prejudice and a shocking act of violence intervene to uproot his life once more.
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