: Beake (L.)

R 235.00
- +

Send us an email to request this title

104pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1987) 2022


Winner of the 1987 Young Africa Award and the 1988 Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Award.

Johnny's s seven older brothers have left home, and he's alone with his mother and his bullying stepfather. So Johnny runs away and joins the 'strollers' - children who live on the streets, beg from strangers, raid rubbish bins and sleep where they can.

Children's book author Lesley Beake is Director of Children’s Book Network, which she co-founded with Gcina Mhlophe and Sindiwe Magona. Her latest books include the youth novels Shipwreck and Hap, which won Gold at the 2017 Sanlam Awards.