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Ruby Tanya Robert Swindells

Ruby Tanya By Robert Swindells

Ruby Tanya by Robert Swindells


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Summary

This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European country. The asylum seekers at the local camp are blamed, and local people begin to argue that they should be deported.

Ruby Tanya Summary

Ruby Tanya by Robert Swindells

This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European country. The other, Ruby Tanya, is the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the presence of asylum seekers in his community. During a dramatic explosion at the girls' school, a young teacher is killed. The asylum seekers at the local camp are blamed, and local people begin to argue that they should be deported. A branch of the National Front gets involved and demos are planned. Asra and her parents are due to be deported, but Asra runs away at the last minute so her parents have to return without her. She hides in a nearby derelict building and is helped by Ruby Tanya.

Ruby Tanya Reviews

Provides a gently persuasive argument for doing the right thing even if that leads you into conflict with your family * TES *
The book opens with an explosion and maintains its pace throughout * Observer *
The subject is very relevant today and Swindell's approach for younger readers is superbly formed * Independent On Sunday *
The plot moves quickly, building to a gripping and frightening climax . . . An interesting read * The School Librarian *
Is a challenging story of friendship set against difficult and topical subject matter * The Sunday Times *

About Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list. In 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD (Hamish Hamilton), a teenage novel about a serial killer.

RUBY TANYA won the Salford Children's Book Award 2005.

'Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page' YOUNG TELEGRAPH

Additional information

GOR001735280
9780440863984
0440863988
Ruby Tanya by Robert Swindells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
20050203
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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