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Sammy Going South

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Sammy Hartland is a 10-year-old English boy whose parents are killed in the bombing of Port Said in 1956. He knows he has an aunt in Durban, which he knows is somewhere south of Port Said, so he sets out to cross the continent to reach her. He crosses deserts and mountains and savannah, and meets many people, some of whom help him, while others simply try to exploit him fo ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published 1963 by Penguin
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Stephen Hayes
Apr 17, 2012 Stephen Hayes rated it really liked it
At one level this is an adventure-travel story, of a boy with no money, trying to make a long journey alone, dependent on the help he receives from strangers on the way. At another level it is a story of growing up, as the boy learns to become a judge of character, who he can trust and who he cannot trust.

Aug 01, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
.i knew this story via the film,but never read it before.interesting book wasn't disappointed.
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The American film version of this book is A Boy Ten Feet Tall starring Edward G. Robinson
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