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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow
  

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...

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ISBN 9781525229992
Published 7 September 2016 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Fraillon, Zana
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ISBN-13 9781525229992
ISBN-10 1525229990
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 7 September 2016
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Fraillon, Zana
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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 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.

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Awards Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2017 -- Short-listed for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016

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