Troubador Rusty and Friends

Released: 28/11/2014

ISBN: 9781784620363

Format: Paperback

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Rusty and Friends


Rusty is a sensitive boy who is dismayed to learn that the father he loves is a thief. Supported by two friends, Willie and a West Indian boy Sylvester, he endures the taunts of the tough children at his school. His affection for his father never falters and when his father becomes involved in a prison escape against his will, he learns that his father can also be a hero. Willie is also involved in several misguided attempts to remove his grandmother from an old people’s home, with Rusty and Sylvester lending a helping hand where they can! The three friends also come up with a plan to break down Sylvester’s grandparents’ prejudice against his white mother, but will it be effective? Rusty and Friends is a trio of stories that deal with a variety of social issues, including mixed race, the elderly and children with a parent in prison. It is a engaging book about family, friends and childhood that will be enjoyed by children aged 9 and up.

2014 sees Marianne Parry publishing two books of short stories for children.

The first story, Tales of Wabasso, will be available from 28th August; and the second story, Rusty and Friends, will be available from 28th October.

Tales of Wabasso follows a group of North American Indian children and their tribe. It includes references to traditional customs, words and the environment in which they live, in order to create a vivid and exciting picture of their adventures. Anyone liking traditional stories for children will enjoy this book.

Rusty and Friends follows a group of British children coming to terms with various family issues, that are resolved in surprisingly positive ways. Many children will relate to situations like these.

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Marian Parry

Marianne Parry was born in Pontypridd, South Wales. She attended Pontypridd Girls' Grammar School and Worcester College, and worked for many years as a Primary School teacher. Her literary works include short stories, poems, hymns, folk songs and pantomimes.

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