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Benjamin Dove

By Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-

As an adult, Benjamin Dove looks back on a childhood summer that changed his life forever. A summer when his new friend Roland, seemingly descended from the knights of the past, encouraged him to stand up for himself and for those he loves. It was a summer when he and his friends formed the Order of the Red Dragon that gave them a sense of identity and purpose in their turbulent world; a summer when innocent childhood games were torn apart by an almost inevitable tragedy. Benjamin Dove is a brilliantly conceived work of fiction, tinged with both light and dark humor. Disturbing themes are explored, from bullying to child abuse to rivalry, yet there is always a sense of a child's unbreakable spirit. Published to acclaim in 1992, Benjamin Dove has won several book awards, including the International Board on Books for Young People Award (the IBBY), The Icelandic Children's Book Award, and the Reykjavik City Children's Book Award. It has also been made into a feature length film of the same name, that went on to win awards at eight international film festivals. Benjamin Dove is a timeless story that explores such perennial and poignant themes that it is sure to become a modern-day classic. The New York Times calls it a "best-selling, distinguished children's book."

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Format: Book
Author: Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-
Summary: As an adult, Benjamin Dove looks back on a childhood summer that changed his life forever. Disturbing themes are explored, from bullying to child abuse to rivalry, yet there is always a sense of a child's unbreakable spirit.
Title: Benjamin Dove / Friðrik Erlings.
Publisher Date: New York : North South Books, c2007.
Subject: Friendship -- Fiction Games -- Fiction. Self-confidence -- Fiction. Coming of age -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780735821507 073582150X 9780735821491 (trade pbk.) 0735821496 (trade pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Erlings
Oclc: 154704311
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Bib Id: 312607

Format: Book
Author: Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-
Summary: As an adult, Benjamin Dove looks back on a childhood summer that changed his life forever. Disturbing themes are explored, from bullying to child abuse to rivalry, yet there is always a sense of a child's unbreakable spirit.
Title: Benjamin Dove / Friðrik Erlings.
Publisher, Date: New York : North South Books, c2007.
Description: 206 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Games -- Fiction.
Subjects: Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Subjects: Coming of age -- Fiction
Other Title: Benjamín dúfa. English
Notes: First published in Great Britain in 2006.
ISBN: 9780735821507
ISBN: 073582150X
ISBN: 9780735821491 (trade pbk.)
ISBN: 0735821496 (trade pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Erlings