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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Fraillon, Zana

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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 cen...tre 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.
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ISBN 9780734417138
Published NZ 28 Jun 2016
Publisher Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780734417138
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Published 28 Jun 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fraillon, Zana
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fiction
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Older Readers
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 240g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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