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The Resource Small mercies, Bridget Krone ; illustrations by Karen Vermeulen

Small mercies, Bridget Krone ; illustrations by Karen Vermeulen

Label
Small mercies
Title
Small mercies
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Krone ; illustrations by Karen Vermeulen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mercy needs to stand up for herself. She also needs a miracle. Eleven-year-old Mercy lives with her eccentric foster aunts - two elderly sisters so poor they can afford only one lightbulb. A nasty housing developer is eyeing their house, which suddenly starts falling apart - just as Aunt Flora does, too. She's forgetting words, names and even how to behave in public. Mercy tries to keep her head down at school but when a classmate frames her for stealing the school's raffle money, Mercy's teachers decide to take a closer look at her home life. With the help of a neighbour, Mr Singh, who teaches Mercy about Gandhi and his principles of passive resistance, Mercy finds a tool that can help solve her problems. But first, like Gandhi, she needs to stand up for herself. She also needs a miracle. And to summon it she has to find her voice and tell the truth - and that truth is neither pure nor simple. A book that already feels like a classic, Small Mercies holds a strong message for children today. Full of heart, it will shine among the best children's literature for years to come
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Krone, Bridget
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
9-12 years old
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vermeulen, Karen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster mothers
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Orphans
  • Neighborhoods
  • Teenage girls
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Small mercies, Bridget Krone ; illustrations by Karen Vermeulen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23793147
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781406391800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Small mercies, Bridget Krone ; illustrations by Karen Vermeulen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23793147
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781406391800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

Library Locations

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      -31.96206 115.93403
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