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A marathon of her own : my Australian story / Irini Savvides
Bib ID 6249691
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Savvides, Irini, author
 
Edition Edition 2013. 
Description Lindfield, N.S.W. : Scholastic Press, 2013 
© 2004 
212 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781741699043
Summary

"In 1955, twelve-year-old Sophia and her family migrate from Crete to Melbourne for a better life. Sophia faces many difficulties, trying to learn unfamiliar customs and language, and make friends in a school where the children and her teacher are unsympathetic and intolerant. However, Sophia has a gift for running, which helps to break down barriers and her determination, courage and supportive family bring rewards. Sophia is a likeable and realistic character and her experiences ring-true. The history that infiltrates the story is interesting and informative, making this a great springboard for discussion. This is a well-written, satisfying story, with appeal to both avid and reluctant readers."

Notes

First published by Scholastic Australia in 2004.

Includes bibliographic references (pages 205-208)

For 8-12 year old children.

Subjects Olympic Games (16th : 1956 : Melbourne, Vic) -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Greeks -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Identity -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.  |  Australian

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