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Liar & spy

Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: London : Andersen Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Georges has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor and runs a spy club.

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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Juvenile works
Spy stories
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Stead
ISBN: 9781849395427 184939542X
OCLC Number: 851827441
Notes: Originally published: New York: Wendy Lamb, 2012.
Awards: Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 (UK)
Short-listed for UKLA Book Award 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for CILIP Carnegie Medal (UK).
Description: 217 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rebecca Stead.


When Georges moves into a new apartment block he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. It feels sophisticated and clever and knowing without being too grown-up and dark' Viv Groskop,  Read more...


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"It shows just how thoughtful, how discreet, yet how powerful a story can be" * Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Children's Book Prize judge * "A joy to read." -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent, Best Books Read more...

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