Midget by Tim Bowler

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Left under his older brother's care when his mother dies in childbirth, Midget, a physically challenged boy, is viciously abused by his brother throughout his first fifteen years, and Midget's only friend is an elderly boat builder.
 

About Tim Bowler

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Tim Bowler is one of the UK's most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a small village in Devon and his workroom is an old stone outhouse known to friends as "Tim's Bolthole". Tim has written eighteen books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for River Boy. His most recent novel is the thrilling Buried Thunder and his provocative BLADE series is being hailed as a groundbreaking work of fiction. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as "the master of the psychological thriller" and by the Independent as "one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction".
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Oxford University Press. 143 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After years of enduring nocturnal taunts, Joseph has grown to despise his twisted, seizure-prone body and brother Seb in equal measure;

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""With its supernatural elements and cautionary moralizing, this Carnegie Medal winner might have been a Twilight Zone episode,"" said PW.

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Before long Midget discovers that whatever he pictures comes true, whether it's his new therapist cutting himself on a letter opener or, after Old Joseph dies and wills him the boat (called The Miracle Man), besting Seb in a lengthily described sailing race.

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