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Children's Fiction Violence

New Blood

by (author) Peter McPhee

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Category
Violence, New Experience, School & Education
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552776094
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $8.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550289985
    Publish Date
    Dec 2007
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550289961
    Publish Date
    Nov 2007
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

After a gang of thugs beat him up, Paul's parents decide they've had enough of Glasgow's tough streets and move the family to Winnipeg. Still healing from his injuries, Paul also has deep inner scars that will make his new high school, in this new country, even more of a battleground. New Blood is an edgy yet moving account of violence, bullying, recovery, and hope.

[Fry Reading Level - 3.6

About the author

PETER McPHEE, a Southern Alberta-based writer, was for many years an editor and film critic for the Winnipeg Sun. His plays have been produced at Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange and Calgary's Alberta Theatre Projects. He has written several books for both children and young adults, including Runner and A Way with Horses, both Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selections.

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Editorial Reviews

The straightforward language makes this book a good choice for reluctant readers.

Library Journal (US)

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