Cloud Busting (Paperback)
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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/09/2005
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Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey's a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap moron. But one day Davey saves Sam's life and a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has to admit, when it's just the two of them, Davey is a lot of fun. But then something terrible happens to Davey. . . Told in verse, in first person, this is the touching story of an extraordinary friendship, that changes two boys lives for ever. An uplifting tale that truly sings out.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9780440866152
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 127 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the most original and moving books of the year . . . an absolutely remarkable book" * Daily Mail *
"Inspired writing . . . it flows like melted butter and glistens as it goes . . . Blackman knows her verse forms and uses them to brilliant effect" * Guardian *
"It is funny and poignant and Blackman's use of language is wonderfully economic. This is a masterpiece of writing and a book for all ages" * TES *
"It soon develops into a cautionary tale about the way that both a friendship and a child's originality is destroyed by peer pressure. What makes it even more unusual is that it is told out of the mind of the boy who brought about the destruction. Blackman threads humour into the tragedy and (just) succeeds in giving us something to hope for" * Independent *
"Hats off to Malorie Blackman . . . Sheer poetry" * Oxford Times *

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“Cloud Busting”

A powerful, thought provoking story made more accessible by the imaginative use of language in the poems that tell it. You feel Sam's regret as he tells his poignant tale and urge Davey to stay true to himself. I... More

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2nd February 2007
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