[]
[]

The Unforgotten Coat

Cottrell Boyce, Frank (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Unforgotten Coat
Print

Item Details

When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool named Bootle, becomes their new friend and "Good Guide," navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang.
Authors: Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Title: The unforgotten coat
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 42 p. :,photos ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Frank Cottrell Boyce ; photographs by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney
Summary: When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool named Bootle, becomes their new friend and "Good Guide," navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang.
Additional Contributors: Heney, Clare
Hunter, Carl - 1965-
ISBN: 0763657298
9780763657291
Branch Call Number: j COTTRELLB 2011
Subject Headings: England Juvenile fiction Bootle (Sefton, England) Juvenile fiction Emigration and immigration Juvenile fiction Refugees Juvenile fiction Mongols England Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Emigration and immigration
Refugees
Mongols
LCCN: 2010048224
MARC Display»

Opinion

From Library Staff

When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool, England, becomes their new friend and "Good Guide," navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang. gr. 5-7


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Apr 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Few authors have a way of turning you over on your head in the course of reading a children’s title. Boyce can. Can and does. This is, without a doubt, one of the best little books I’ve ever read. A brilliant melding of text and image, it’s a wonderful example of what can happen when an author goes for something entirely new. Highly recommended for any kid wanting to read “a short book” as well as those looking for something a little sophisticated for the 9-12 age set. A true original.

Age

Add Age Suitability

Apr 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

Summary

Add a Summary

Apr 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Julie first sees the boys on the playground during break. When the class returns inside the boys follow and suddenly there they are. Chingis and Nergui, two brothers from Mongolia. Almost immediately Chingis identifies Julie as their “Good Guide” who will show them around and tell them everything they need to know. Julie embraces her role with gusto, but as she helps the boys out she wants to know more and more about them. Where do they live? Why do they insist that Nergui is being tracked by a demon that will make him “vanish”. What’s their real story? The trouble is, the moment Julie realizes what’s going on it is far too late.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

Apr 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I do know that a country that authorizes its functionaries to snatch children from their beds in the middle of the night can’t really be called civilized.”

Videos

Add a Video

Apr 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unforgotten Coat Reading

Frank Cottrell Boyce reads his book to some kids on a Liverpool train.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app11 Version sidamo (sidamo) Last updated 2014/09/15 11:31