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The Bone Sparrow / Zana Fraillon
Bib ID 8039031
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Fraillon, Zana, author
Online Access
Related Online
Edition Digital original. 
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : Hachette Australia, 2016 
1 online resource (240 pages) 
ISBN 9780734417145 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 708KB 


2017 ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children Winner, Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2017 CBCA Honour Book 2017 - Older Readers Shortlisted for the 2017 Prime miniser's Literary Awards Shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards Shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Shortlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 Shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award 2017 Shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Carnegie Medal Amnesty CILIP Honour Book 2017 IBBY Australia Honour Book 2018 'A special book.' - Morris Gleitzman Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent. Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before. 'a tragic, beautifully crafted and wonderful book' - The Independent.


For primary school age.

Subjects Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration.  |  Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Australia & Oceania.  |  Juvenile Fiction - Historical - Military & Wars.  |  Juvenile Fiction - General.  |  Children's / Teenage fiction: General fiction.  |  Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship.  |  Children's / Teenage social issues: War & conflict issues.  |  Children's / Teenage personal & social topics: racism & multiculturalism.  |  Refugee children.  |  Refugee children -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Fiction.  |  Juvenile works.
Other authors/contributors Lothian Children's Books
Available From Ingram Content Group 

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