Rubbish Town Hero
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Rubbish Town Hero

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Chipo and his little sister Gentle live on Papa Fudu's dumpsite in Rubbish Town, searching for valuable things amongst the rubbish to try to stay alive. Life isn't easy - luckily, Chipo has spirit, courage and lots of imagination! And now, he has a plan... But when Chipo and Gentle are caught with something precious that Papa Fudu wants for himself, they have to think quick, move fast. Suddenly they're on the run... Along with their friend Dede and their loyal dog, Mouse, Chipo and Gentle set off on a dangerous and exciting journey to find a safe place to call home - meeting a cast of extraordinary characters along the way.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 124.46 x 175.26 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white t/o
  • 0552563021
  • 9780552563024
  • 225,844

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies studied zoology at Cambridge, and worked with numerous different animals for several years, including humpbacked whales in Newfoundland. She went on to become a writer, producer and presenter of radio and television, including The Really Wild Show. Amongst her many acclaimed books for children are A Girl Called Dog, Rubbish Town Hero, Big Blue Whale, One Tiny Turtle, and Poo which was shortlisted for a Blue Peter Book Award. Her novel Home was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. She lives in Wales.show more

Review quote

"An absorbing, powerful and uplifting story" * Booktrust * "It is hugely to Davies's credit that she makes these characters live such vibrant lives in the minds of her young readers . . . The action in the narrative is unflagging and fast-paced. The language is convincing . . . I would like to see this book adopted as a primary class text" -- Rebecca Butler * Armadillo Magazine * "Heartwarming . . . so far removed from anything children here would experience and gives so much to think and talk about, as well as being a page-turning story to boot" * The School Librarian *show more

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"Heartwarming . . . so far removed from anything children here would experience and gives so much to think and talk about, as well as being a page-turning story to boot"show more

Back cover copy

Chipo and his little sister Gentle live on Papa Fudu's dumpsite in Rubbish Town, searching for valuable things amongst the rubbish to earn a few pennies. It's very hard - luckily Chipo has spirit, courage and lots of imagination! But when he finds something precious that Papa Fudu wants for himself, he knows they are in danger. Suddenly they're on the run . . . Along with their friend Dede and their loyal dog, Mouse, Chipo and Gentle set off on a scary, exciting journey to find a safe home, meeting a cast of extraordinary characters along the way.show more

Rating details

19 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 26% (5)
4 32% (6)
3 26% (5)
2 16% (3)
1 0% (0)
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