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Pig-heart boy

By: Blackman, Malorie

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Part of the Cascades S. series
0003302164 / 9780003302165
Laminated
20/02/2000
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm 207 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1997.

Accept a transplant of a pig's heart, or die? That's what Cameron has to decide ...The story: Cameron is offered the chance to have a highly experimental and controversial operation which might save his life.

But replacing his heart with one from a pig brings not only medical risk, it places Cameron at the eye of a storm of controversy.

Medical ethics, the role of the press and the right to privacy are all brought into vivid focus in this gripping read.

Themes: medical ethics; disability; the experience of growing up; animal rights; the individual and society; the media; death.

Multicultural Suitable for KS 3/4 (P7-S4)

BIC:

2AB English, 4KHN For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, 4KHT For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YQCR Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

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