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The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

by Siobhan Dowd
illustrated by Emma Shoard


Black and white paperback edition

n/a Interest Age: Teen

ISBN: 978-1-78112-879-4

“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

When Jim’s family halt at Dundray, the town is an unfriendly place. He faces bullying, name‑calling and a new school to navigate without a word of reading. Then Jim meets Kit, who takes him under her wing and shows him how to survive. But everyday prejudice and mindless violence threaten to uproot all their lives.

A stunning story by the much-missed Siobhan Dowd, brought to life by Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted illustrator Emma Shoard.

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