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Zephaniah, Benjamin

In his debut novel, poet Benjamin Zephaniah tackles the moving story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Bloomsbury Children's, 1999
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Statement of responsibility: Benjamin Zephaniah
ISBN: 074754154X, 9780747541547
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 207p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Face Wounds and injuries Juvenile fiction.; Face Abnormalities Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.3
Interest Level: UY
Points: 7
Quiz Number: 203334

Author note

The Author: Benjamin Zephaniah is probably one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with both adults and children. Most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performance poetry for children, Benjamin also has his own rap/reggae band, and has appeared on Desert Island Discs. He is in constant demand internationally to perform his work: he is (he thinks) Nelson Mandela's favourite poet, and is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University. Benjamin lives in East Ham, London.


'A gripping book … a perceptive, poignant and compelling story'
Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books