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The Burnt Stick

The Burnt Stick

Growing up in a missionary home run by white men, John Jagamarra, who is part aborigine and part white, misses the mother from whom he's been separated and the culture of his own people.

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ISBN 9780395739747
Published 1 July 1995 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Illustrated by Sofilas, Mark
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ISBN-13 9780395739747
ISBN-10 0395739748
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publication Date 1 July 1995
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Illustrated by Sofilas, Mark
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 52
Dimensions Width: 197mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 780g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Mothers and sons, Australia, Aboriginal Australians, Boys, Aboriginal Australian, Missions - Australia
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When John Jagamarra was five, he was taken away from his mother and his home in an Australian aboriginal camp. John was half-white, and the law said he had to be educated in a mission school. But John never forgot his real home -- or his mother, who darkened his skin with a burnt stick. A poignant tale of painful separation, abiding love, and enduring memory. An exceptional and very emotional novel that will stay with readers long after they have finished it. --Horn Book

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NZ Review An exceptional and very emotional novel that will stay with readers long after they have finished it.

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