Beck

Rosoff Meg, Peet Mal
Beck

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ISBN:
9781406331127
Publisher:
Walker Books Ltd
Key Stage:
KS4 - KS5
Publication Date:
18 Aug 2016
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The final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, with all the characteristic beauty and strenth of his prose.

The final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, with all the characteristic beauty and strenth of his prose.

Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America.

Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African sailor in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man. A picaresque novel set during the Depression as experienced by a young black man, it depicts great pain but has an uplifting and inspiring conclusion.

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Year 10 [GCSE] - Year 13 [A level]
Subjects Covered:
  • Fiction
  • • Myths, Legends and Historical Fiction
  • • Romance

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Interest Level:
From 14 years
Country Pub:
United Kingdom
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