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Juby's Rook

Michael Lawrence

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Touching and thought-provoking story by an award-winning and best-selling author.

Fifteen year old Midge Miller is disgruntled about being sent away from home for the best month of the year. But things start to pick up when the decidedly odd Juby Bench gives her a guided tour of the village he lived in as a boy. For Rouklye is no ordinary village. Seized by the War Office in 1943, it's been in ruins for decades. Midge's interest is heightened by the appearance of the 'almost-there boy', whom she takes for the ghost of Juby when he was a lad. But how can he be, when Juby is still alive, all these years later...

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Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence originally trained as a graphic designer and photographer, but subsequently became a television script reader, press officer, an art and antiques dealer, a painter and sculptor, and several other things he would rather not talk about. His first book, a novel for children, was published in 1995. He is now a full-time author, creator of the popular Jiggy McCue books and the Aldous Lexicon trilogy.

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