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   Thomas and the Tinner, by Jill Paton Walsh  
 
  Novel, first publication in October 1995 , latest edition in October 2001
 
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      The miner's work is hard, so they need their tasty lunchtime pasties. When new recruit Thomas shares his meal with a strange, tiny miner, he is rewarded by being granted a wish. But soon, more strange, tiny miners appear, each of them demanding food - and no pasty is large enough to satisfy their hunger. Thomas regrets his kidness, but when he and the miners face an even bigger problem; it seems that his new friends may just hold the answer... With an engaging story told in short chapters, and illustrations in black and white and colour on every double-page spread, this short novel is ideal for newly confident readers.

     
     
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