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Mister Pip Paperback – May 20, 2008
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Mr. Jones' narrative will hold you in its spell, and you will long remember Mr. Watts. Like many teachers, he is part charlatan, part magician, but also a kind and loving mentor.Read more ›
The story is set in 1991. The mainland Papua New Guinean government is involved in a civil war with the inhabitants of Bougainville, a large island off its southeastern edge--an island abundant in gold and copper resources. The population and culture of Bougainville is more similar to the Solomon Islands archipelago. where it belongs geographically rather than to any of the diverse mainland tribes of Papua New Guinea. As the novel begins, the child is barely aware of the conflict. She is black, and she views the invading government forces as foreign redskins.
Matilda lives in a tranquil primitive coastal village of no more than 60 people. They live in dirt-floored huts, and easily get all the food they need from the surrounding bountiful jungle and ocean. But in 1991, everything changes when the government chooses to blockade the island. Subsequently, all white people, including the village's teacher, missionary, doctor, etc., take the last boat off the island. All leave except Mr.Read more ›
Jones masterfully re-creates life within this small village using straight-forward, beautifully-wrought prose.Read more ›
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It was a good historical book, but the action went up and down.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Mister Pip written by Lloyd Jones focuses on the power of imagination and the ability of literature to act as an escape from reality. Mr. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book. We did it as a Book Club selection and everyone (there were 16 present at my book club) enjoyed it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fiona Cantafio
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A great read - I read it all on a plan trip between Dubai and Perth. As an ex-teacher, the theme that one great teacher can enable children to overcome terrible situations warmed... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Judy Love
Complex characters and an engaging story work together to make this a superb read.Published 9 months ago by Beth
I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Great characters. Although it's fiction, the author described a situation in the late 20th century on a Pacific Island that was... Read morePublished 10 months ago by A. Light