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    Penguin Books, Hardcover, 2010
  • Spud
    , Library Binding, 2009
  • Spud
    Razorbill, Paperback, 2008
  • Spud
    Razorbill, Paperback, 2008
  • Spud
    San Val, Unknown Binding, 2008
  • Spud. by John Van de Ruit
    Penguin, Paperback, 2008
  • Spud
    The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd, Hardcover, 2007
  • Spud
    Razorbill, Hardcover, 2007
  • Spud
    Penguin, Kindle Edition, 2007
  • Spud
    Razorbill, Hardcover, 2007
  • Spud
    Sleuth RazorBill, Hardcover, 2005
  • Spud
    Penguin Books, Paperback, 2005
  • Spud (Unabridged)
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Average rating
4.1 out of 5
Based on 1,010 Ratings and 277 Reviews

Book Description
It's 1990. Apartheid is crumbling. Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison. And Spud Milton-thirteen-year-old, prepubescent choirboy extraordinaire-is about to start his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school in South Africa. Cursed with embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, a senile granny named Wombat, and a wild obsession for Julia Roberts, Spud has his hands full trying to ... More
Book Information
BindingHardcover (13 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages352
Publication Date10/04/2007
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The Creators
About John van de Ruit (Author) : John van de Ruit is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of John van de Ruit include Spud (Unabridged), The Madness Continues, A Spud novel.
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5/27/2010 Mary Sandford said: Engaging, wildly funny and poignant. Too much inappropriate content to recommend it to anyone under 14 or 15.
tags: I read

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7/16/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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