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Small Mercies, Paperback / softback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Family
  • ISBN: 9781406391800

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