Fair's Fair

Fair's FairJackson Is Cold And Starving In The Dreadful Winter Weather He S Looking Forward To The Steaming Pie That Is Payment For A Long Night S Work When The Huge Black Dog Comes Growling And Glaring Jackson Gives It Half His Meal One Bargain Soon Leads To Another And To Some Unexpected RewardsWith An Engaging And Very Creepy Story, Illustrated In Colour And Black And White On Every Double Page Spread, This Story Is Ideal For Newly Confident Readers

Vivien Alcock, then an ambulance driver, who would go on to become his second wife in 1948 and a well known children s author She would also greatly influence Garfield s writing, giving him suggestions for his writing, including the original idea for Smith After the war Garfield worked as a biochemical laboratory technician at the Whittington Hospital in Islington, writing in his spare time until the 1960s, when he was successful enough to write full time In 1964, the couple adopted a baby girl, called Jane after Jane Austen, a favourite writer of both parents.Garfield wrote his first book, the pirate novel Jack Holborn, for adult readers but a Constable Co editor saw its potential as a children s novel and persuaded him to adapt it for a younger audience In that form it was published by Constable in 1964 His second book, Devil in the Fog 1966 , won the first annual Guardian Prize and was serialised for television, as were several later works below Devil was the first of several historical adventure novels, typically set late in the eighteenth century and featuring a character of humble origins in this case a boy from a family of traveling actors pushed into the midst of a threatening intrigue Another was Smith 1967 , with the eponymous hero a young pickpocket accepted into a wealthy household it won the Phoenix Award in 1987 Yet another was Black Jack 1968 , in which a young apprentice is forced by accident and his conscience to accompany a murderous criminal.In 1970, Garfield s work started to move in new directions with The God Beneath the Sea, a re telling of numerous Greek myths in one narrative, written by Garfield and Edward Blishen and illustrated by Charles Keeping It won the annual Carnegie Medal for British children s books Garfield, Blishen, and Keeping collaborated again on a sequel, The Golden Shadow 1973 The Drummer Boy 1970 was another adventure story, but concerned with a central moral problem, and apparently aimed at somewhat older readers, a trend continued in The Prisoners of September 1975 republished in 1989 by Lions Tracks, under the title Revolution , The Pleasure Garden 1976 and The Confidence Man 1978 The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris 1972 was a black comedy in which two boys decide to test the plausibility of Romulus and Remus using one of the boys baby sister Most notable at the time was a series of linked long short stories about apprentices, published separately between 1976 and 1978, and then as a collection, The Apprentices The adult themed books of the mid 1970s met with a mixed reception and Garfield returned to the model of his earlier books with John Diamond, which won a Whitbread Award in 1980, and The December Rose 1986 In 1980 he also wrote an ending for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished at the 1870 death of Dickens, an author who had been a major influence on Garfield s own style.He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1985 On 2 June 1996 he died of cancer at the Whittington Hospital, where he had once worked.

✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Fair's Fair By Leon Garfield ❃ – Ultimatetrout.info
  • Fair's Fair
  • Leon Garfield
  • 28 January 2018
  • 9780340795224

10 thoughts on “Fair's Fair

  1. says:

    When a street child generously shares his meager food with a stray dog, he is led into a strange mystery.

  2. says:

    I love this book One of my favorite Christmas stories Garfield s stories are so piquant, earthy, whimsical, and full of adventurous adventures Jackson, Lillipolly, and Growler are some of my favorite characters in any literature and I ve read lots and lots of books.

  3. says:

    This is another of Garfield s rare excursions into writing a children s book definitely written for children It s also one of his books that drifts into the nineteenth century and the area of fairytale It s about Jackson, a homeless orphan who shares a warm pie with a large, threatening dog The dog has a key around his neck so Jackson follows the dog to it s home It s an empty mansion with another orphan called Lollipolly, who finds food being left every day for them There s a twist ending but it s pretty clear.Despite it s simple story and far simpler telling, Leon still knocks a few stylistic balls out the park Snowflakes are described as fighting in the wind and the steam of Jackson s warm pie is described as not being his soul going to heaven It s also the only Leon Garfield book I can think of that is told in the present tense.This isn t vital Garfield but it s a nice little curiosity in his work.

  4. says:

    Very wordy for a picture book Nice story though.

  5. says:

    Fair s Fair by Leon garfield The story is about a homeless orphan named Jackson who unknowingly embarks on an adventure after meeting a black dog who has a mysterious key around his neck They search the streets for the door that fits this key and meet other interesting characters and surprises along the way Fair s Fair is a creepy and adventurous read It consists of humour and has a good story line.The book is set in victorian England and is an excellent book to read aloud in a class of 7 9 year olds The illustrations in this book enable the children to get a real taste of what children and adults in the Victorian times looked like It is an ideal read if children are learning about victorian times Safia Munir

  6. says:

    brilliant book, good moral message in it

  7. says:

    nice book

  8. says:

    a creepy but delightful fairy tale, for anyone who likes Neil Gaimon.

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