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The Resource Top dog, Emma Rea

Top dog, Emma Rea

Label
Top dog
Title
Top dog
Statement of responsibility
Emma Rea
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel which tells the story of one summer in the life of a group of young boys in the countryside around Machynlleth.
Biographical or historical data
Now living in London during term time, Emma Rea's home is in Machynlleth in mid-Wales where she raised her family and instilled in them a love of rock-climbing and the Welsh landscape, which remains an important part of her life. A graduate in Russian Language and Literature, she is a writer of children and adult's fiction and a regular reviewer, as well as being an experienced editor for Conran Octopus publishing house, amongst others. In Top Dog, she was keen to write a story 'without a trace of fantasy, about things that boys understand'. She has written a novel which is 'fun, outdoorsy and boyish - about the rush of energy that is part of being young, boy or not.' She is currently working on an adult's suspense novel based around rock-climbing.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Rea, Emma
Dewey number
JF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Friendship
  • Boys
  • Bicycles
  • 9-11 years; Fiction; Ordinary Printed Book Format; Non-character; Non Tie-in
  • Fiction 9+
  • General Fiction
Summary expansion
A novel which tells the story of one summer in the life of a group of young boys in the countryside around Machynlleth. It starts with high hopes for exciting weeks building a bike track through the fields - but the arrival of a new boy in the area causes friction, leading to tension, personal challenges and anger for Dylan as he struggles to keep his ambitious dreams alive. But is the newcomer the root of all his difficulties? Dylan's summer turns out to be one of discovery - about other people and himself. It is a fast-paced novel and the lively and appealing story reflects the boys' world with real understanding. Combining tensions, inventiveness, puppies, bikes and seething tempers - this novel is about friendship and jealousy, hope and disappointment
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Top dog, Emma Rea
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781848518247
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Isbn
9781848518247
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Top dog, Emma Rea
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781848518247
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Isbn
9781848518247
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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