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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow (Hardback)

By Fraillon, Zana

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Subhi's contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and asks him to read her late mother's stories to her --

ISBN 9781484781517
Barcode 9781484781517
Published 1 November 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781484781517
ISBN-10 1484781511
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
Imprint Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date 1 November 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fraillon, Zana
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Friendship, Australia, Refugees, Storytelling, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that-every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment. 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 on the other side of the wire fence and brings with her a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, she relies on Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort-and maybe even freedom-as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A special book. Morris Gleitzman, author of Once

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Author's Bio

Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne Australia, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. Zana has written two picture books for young children, a series for middle readers, and a fictitious book for older readers based on research and recounts of survivors of the Forgotten Generation. She now lives in Melbourne, with her three sons, husband and two dogs. When Zana isn't reading or writing, she likes to explore the museums and hidden passageways scattered across Melbourne. They provide the same excitement as that moment before opening a new book ? preparing to step into the unknown where a whole world of possibilities awaits.

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