[Read] ➪ Tough Boris By Mem Fox – Writerscompany.co.uk

Tough Boris Boris Von Der Borch Is A Mean, Greedy Old Pirate Tough As Nails, Through And Through, Like All Pirates Or Is He When A Young Boy Sneaks Onto Boris S Ship, He Discovers That Boris And His Mates Aren T Quite What He Expected.


About the Author: Mem Fox

Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chlo , happily ever after.Mem Fox is Australia s most highly regarded picture book author Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million And in th Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chlo , happily ever after.Mem Fox is Australia s most highly regarded picture book author Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies Time for Bed is on Oprah s list of the twenty best children s books of all time Mem has written thirty picture books for children and five non fiction books for adults, including the best selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children.Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996 She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well known author in America She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.Winner of the Dromkeen Medal 1990



10 thoughts on “Tough Boris

  1. says:

    I didn t really like this book at first But it fit well for our pirate book club parties Then after I read it for the tenth or so time, I discovered that I really liked the tender story told in the pictures and not in the actual words We read it twice and Coco s book club party First, just reading it, and then looking at t...


  2. says:

    My niece and nephew both liked this book It made it onto our reading list as part of my effort to fulfill my nephew s request that we read a cool book Pirates are always pretty cool, and Tough Boris did seem to live up to my nephew s standards.There are two things about this book that really captured my attention First of all, this is a story for young little kids, like my nephew, who think pirates are cool Pirates are all tough, pirates are all massive, pirates are all scary, pirates are My


  3. says:

    Such a great book about he even the toughest of the tough need to cry Is surprises me coming from Mem Fox I wouldn t think Mem knows much about being tough, but she nails it with this pirateand this book hooked the kidsa great, short book to read with children.


  4. says:

    Here we learn that even big, tough, scary, fearless pirates cry sometimes Lovely illustrations by Kathryn Brown.


  5. says:

    While the text of this is very simple and tells the surface story of a pirate named Boris von der Borch, the illustrations tell a deeper story of a young boy who sneaks onto the pirate ship to get his violin back and for a short while becomes part of the crew I enjoyed this, although it isn t what I normally look for in a Mem Fox book It would work great as an introduction to a lesson on pirates, though It would also be a fun one to read on Talk Like a Pirate Day except it really doesn t co While the text of this


  6. says:

    I love the interaction of story and illustration in this book, though I regret reading it with my children about death and unlikely friendship It s not for the very young, though there are few words I don t ...


  7. says:

    Pirates are tough and mean and greedy, and Tough Boris is no exception But when his pet parrot dies, even this pirate cries and cries Finally a pirate we can relate to Animated watercolor and pencil illustrations show us the action of life on a pirate ship.


  8. says:

    The illustrations lend a unique layer to the story of a boy who sneaks aboard a pirate ship only to learn that little boys aren t so different from scraggly old pirates after all.


  9. says:

    i read this book in shelter to kids who have learned strict gender roles the basic message is boys DO cry and it s about a pirate, and the kids love pirates these days.


  10. says:

    This Book tells the tale of the pirate Boris von der Borch He is a tough, greedy, mean old pirate This book is written, and illustrated very cleverly It contains both told and untold stories.


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