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A Spoonful of Jam

(1998)
(The second book in the Hollis Family series)
A novel by

 
 
By the author of Goodnight Mr Tom, this is a heart-warming story of a young girl growing up in the immediate post-war era. For Elsie, though, the fighting isn't over. Not only does she have to cope with the indifference of her father, himself adjusting to family life after the war, she also has to run the gauntlet of a vicious bully and cope with being a scholarship girl at the local grammar school. Through her work with the local repertory theatre, Elsie's confidence slowly grows and she finds herself able to confront all her demons.

This is the rich and dramatic story of a young girl who manages to overcome many obstacles in her attempts to lead a normal life. Michelle Magorian's great strength is her ability to understand both the vulnerabilities and the strengths of her characters, and to imbue even the most distressing events with elements of humour and warmth. --Philippa Reece

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Michelle Magorian's A Spoonful of Jam

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Spoonful of Jam
Author(s): Michelle Magorian
ISBN: 0-416-19561-X / 978-0-416-19561-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen young books
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spoonful of Jam (Hollis Family Books)
Author(s): Michelle Magorian
ISBN: 1-4052-7701-7 / 978-1-4052-7701-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spoonful of Jam
Author(s): Michelle Magorian
ISBN: 1-4052-3956-5 / 978-1-4052-3956-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
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September 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spoonful of Jam (Mammoth read)
Author(s): Michelle Magorian
ISBN: 0-7497-3628-3 / 978-0-7497-3628-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Spoonful of Jam (Hollis Family Books Book 2)
Author(s): Michelle Magorian
Publisher: Egmont
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