The Real Plato Jones by Nina Bawden

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Thirteen-year-old Plato Jones comes to terms with his mixed heritage when he visits Greece and finds out about his Welsh grandfather, a World War II hero, and his Greek grandfather, who is rumored to have been a traitor.
 

About Nina Bawden

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Nina Bawden is foremost among twentieth-century writers of fiction for children. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly wrote: "I'll come right out and say it. For my money, Miss Bawden can so no wrong. Her stories area a perfect blend of humor and suspense, and that's a blend difficult to achieve." Ms. Bawden was born in London, England, and lived there until she was evacuated with her school during the Blitz in World War II. She later attended Somerville College, Oxford. She and her husband, Austin Kark, live in London, except in the spring and summer, when they go to their home in Nauplion, Greece.
 
Published October 18, 1993 by Clarion Books. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Plato (Jane's supportive friend in The Outside Child, 1989) accompanies his mother Maria to her father Nikos's funeral in rural Greece, Plato's self-image is thrown into chaos.

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At his grandfather's funeral in a Greek village, half-Greek and half-Welsh London-bred teenager Plato Jones becomes aware of the WW II-era conflict that soured the relations between his two sets of gr

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""Bawden's trademark thoughtfulness takes on a suspenseful edge, thanks to the intelligent plot, crisp pacing and precise dialogue,"" said PW.

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At his grandfather's funeral in a Greek village, half-Greek and half-Welsh London-bred teenager Plato Jones becomes aware of the WW II-era conflict that soured the relations between his two sets of grandparents.

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