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The Burnt Stick

The Burnt Stick (Paperback)

By Hill, Anthony
Illustrated by Sofilas, Mark

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This is the story of an aboriginal boy's life and his struggle to decide where he belongs and how to cope with a society that doesn't understand and doesn't tolerate.

ISBN 9780140369298
Barcode 9780140369298
Published 3 June 1996 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780140369298
ISBN-10 0140369295
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 3 June 1996
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Illustrated by Sofilas, Mark
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 86g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Fiction of multicultural interest (y)
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

John Jagamarra grew up at the Pearl Bay Mission for Aboriginal children in the far north-west. It was beautiful there, but it wasn't home. This is a tale for everyone about the pain of separation, and the strength of the human spirit. Visit anthonyhillbooks.com

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Author's Bio

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. His most recent book for adults, The Story of Billy Young, was published in 2012. His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults. His most recent children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. It follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to his remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story. He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner. Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian. Their daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Emily, live in Melbourne.

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