Troubador The Flower Boy

Released: 28/06/2021

ISBN: 9781800463417

Format: Paperback

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The Flower Boy


In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


James frequently needs to escape, to walk the streets of his local village and lose himself in his thoughts. James isn't finding his final year at primary school easy, and he wishes he had a brain that allowed him to chat and laugh like his classmates. Having spent his life avoiding trouble, it now seems to follow him wherever he goes.

When he stumbles into Mrs Samuel in the churchyard one autumn day, nothing is the same again.  For Mrs Samuel, the present is a blur but the past shines clearly in her mind. Her tales about the village’s history bring the past to life and ignite something deep within James   Without realising it, Mrs Samuel helps turn James's world from black and white to colour and inspires him to become... The Flower Boy.

But as Mrs Samuel loses her smile, will James find his?

The author, Keith Campion has really captured the personality of James. He describes his fears and his strategies for dealing with situations he finds difficulty. Mrs Shah, the very understanding Year 6 teacher who uses Mahatma Gandhi's quote, " In a gentle way, you can shake the world". James certainly does that in this book. Can he do the same as he begins high school? I look forward to the sequel.
Amazing illustrations, Catherine King.

by Saroj Patel

Keith Campion

Keith Campion is a primary school teacher from Cheshire. He is married with two young children.

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