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Joe Speedboat /

by Wieringa, Tommy, , Joe Speedboot.
Additional authors: Garrett, Sam, / translator.
Published by : Scribe Publications, (Brunswick, Victoria :) , 2016 Physical details: 319 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN:9781925321050. List(s) this item appears in: July 2022 General Fiction
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"First published in Dutch in 2007 as Joe Speedboot by De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Published by Scribe 2016"--Title page verso.

FICTION IN TRANSLATION. When Frankie Hermans emerges from a coma after 200 days, he knows his life is never going to be the same again. For a start, he can't talk, he can't walk and it's a struggle even to wield a pen. And then there's Joe Speedboat a boy who arrived in the sleepy village of Lomark like a blazing comet and who's been stirring things up ever since. Whether setting off bombs, racing mopeds or building a bi-plane, Joe has the touch of a magician and the spirit of a daredevil. He also sees a use for Frankie's good right arm beyond writing: as a champion arm-wrestler Frankie will be strong enough to impress his friends, and maybe even win the favour of the gorgeous, golden-haired girl who has them all in a spin. Full of vitality, verve and chutzpah, Joe Speedboat tells the fast-paced story of an unlikely friendship between two boys, and of their lightning dash towards adulthood.



In English thranslated from Dutch.

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