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The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody

The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody (Paperback, Main)

By Fusco, Kimberly Newton

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Bee is an orphan who lives with a travelling carnival. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her cheek - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780571297702
Barcode 9780571297702
Published 30 July 2013 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571297702
ISBN-10 0571297706
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 30 July 2013
International Publication Date 6 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Fusco, Kimberly Newton
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 125mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 265g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 429816

Description of this Book

Bee is an orphan who lives with a travelling carnival. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her cheek - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost. Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both. She runs away to a house with gingerbread trim where two mysterious women, Mrs Swift and Mrs Potter, take her in. They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date. They feed her, though there is nothing in their house to eat. They help her go to school, though they won't enter the building themselves. And only Bee seems able to see them...Whoever these women are, they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that she, too, matters to the world - if only she will let herself be a part of it. With an arrestingly original voice, this book stays with you long after reading. Anyone who has ever felt lonely will find a friend in Bee.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Daring Escape Of Beatrice And Peabody by Kimberly Newton Fusco (Faber, GBP6.99), tells the story of Beatrice, an orphan, who works the hot dog stand at a travelling fair and tries to stay unnoticed. With a birthmark covering almost half of her face, it's not always easy to escape unwanted attention, however. With just a scruffy little dog for a friend, there comes a time when Beatrice has to leave the fair, and find a real home for them both. A lovely story with a touch of magic. -- Sarah Kingsford Sunday Express 20130721
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kimberly Newton Fusco is the author of two previous, award-winning novels for children published in the USA, Tending to Grace and The Wonder of Charlie Anne. Before becoming a novelist, Ms. Fusco, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, was an award-winning reporter and editor for the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette. She lives in Foster, Rhode Island, with her family. You can visit her on the web at kimberlynewtonfusco.co

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