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A Different Boy

A Different Boy (Paperback)

By Jennings, Paul
Illustrated by Kelly, Geoff

'The ship was a towering fortress looming over the pier. Anton stared enviously at the emigrants lining up in front of the wide gangplank. Heading off on a voyage to a land of peace and plenty. Leaving the land of broken buildings and crushed hopes behind. Looking forward to suns...hine and steaks. How he wished that he was one of the lucky ones.' Loosely based on Paul Jennings' journey to Australia as a 'ten pound Pom', the story of Anton, who escapes from an orphanage and successfully stows away on a boat headed for the land of 'sunshine and steaks' has a timeless reality of its own. It is a tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and taking risks but also surprisingly heartwarming and heartbreaking. Perfect for reluctant readers in upper primary and lower secondary, it speaks of loss, migration, reslience and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Geoff Kelly.
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ISBN 9781910646465
Released NZ 2 Aug 2018
Publisher Old Barn Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781910646465
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Old Barn Books
Imprint Old Barn Books
Released 2 Aug 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jennings, Paul
Illustrated by Kelly, Geoff
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult