Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs

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Description

This title is part of a series of nine plays for children aged seven to nine. It is intended for guided reading sessions and is in line with literacy guidance. Each play in the series provides: easy-to-read text; colour-coded character parts for easy recognition; stage directions to introduce children to the features of play scripts; illustrations that help to bring the play and its characters to life; and background information and ideas for reading or staging the play.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 126 x 195 x 29mm | 271g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0571193773
  • 9780571193776
  • 339,809

Review quote

"Radiant. Peter Carey's narrative rushes like a great stream toward a glittery falls, gathering momentum as it rolls." --The Boston Globe "A rousing old-fashioned narrative. . . . [that] stands on its own as an adventure story." --"The New York Times Book Review" "We have a great novelist living on the planet with us, and his name is Peter Carey." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "Imaginative and audacious . . . A twentieth-century, post-colonial Dickens novel . . . This strange, bold, gripping, and wonderful novel is the story of a power struggle, a double love story, a quest story, and a story of trickery and disguise. It's about taking possession--of an inheritance, of another person's soul, of your own destiny--and being taken possession of. Not least, it's the story of one writer's being possessed by another."--Hermione Lee, "The Observer" "Uncommonly exciting and engaging. As much as anyone now writing, Peter Carey is a master of storytelling. His empathy with his characters, combined with his psychological sharp-sightedness, has them almost jumping off the page in full human complexity. An especial bonus is his style . . . Vivid, exact, unexpected images and language match the quick, witty intelligence flickering through this novel, and make it a triumph of ebullient indictment, humane insight, and creative generosity."--Peter Kemp, "Sunday Times" (London) "Writing and philosophical contemplations of the highest order . . . On a par with, and more interesting than, his two earlier masterpieces . . . An absorbing, beautifully written novel finished off with a most satisfactory happy ending, and with incidents, an atmosphere, and ideas that lingerin the mind."--Carmen Callil, "The Daily Telegraph" "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

Rating details

3,110 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 17% (534)
4 43% (1,347)
3 31% (952)
2 7% (224)
1 2% (53)
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