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The True Story of Spit Macphee

(1986)
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When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St Helen fear for his future. Fyfe MacPhee is a crazy old man, and barefoot Spit has to fend for himself along the riverbank where they live. While some people feel that Spit can look after himself, others believe he would be better cared for in a boys home - and when old Fyfe dies after one of his 'turns' a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins.

Featuring a new introduction from Phillip Gwynne in this Text Classics edition, The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a much-loved, quintessentially Australian novel for readers of all ages.

James Aldridge is a multi-award winning Australian author and journalist. Aldridge was born in Bendigo and his family moved to Swan Hill in the mid-1920s. His novels based on the real living conditions of Swan Hill include his 1985 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year The True Story of Lilli Stubeck and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning The True Story of Spit MacPhee. James Aldridge now lives in London.

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Hardback Editions

August 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The True Story of Spit MacPhee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-670-81213-7 / 978-0-670-81213-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
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May 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The True Story of Spit Macphee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-670-81112-2 / 978-0-670-81112-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The True Story of Spit MacPhee (Text Classics)
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 1-922182-07-9 / 978-1-922182-07-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Classics
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January 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Story Of Spit Macphee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-14-034815-8 / 978-0-14-034815-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Australia
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November 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Story of Spit MacPhee (Plus)
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-14-032801-7 / 978-0-14-032801-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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May 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Story of Spit Macphee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-14-032073-3 / 978-0-14-032073-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
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June 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Story of Spit Macphee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-14-011353-3 / 978-0-14-011353-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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February 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Story of Spit Macphee
Author(s): James Aldridge
ISBN: 0-14-010590-5 / 978-0-14-010590-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The True Story of Spit MacPhee: Text Classics
Author(s): James Aldridge
Publisher: Text Publishing
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