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              Books by Craig Silvey

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              Honeybee
               

              Honeybee (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette. The two see each ot...her across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other. Honeybee is a heart-breaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show. At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by a loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering step-father, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances. Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter -- one offering hope, the other redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.
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              ISBN 9781760877224
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Jasper Jones
               

              Jasper Jones (Paperback)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $28.99
              • $21.74
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              Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

              ISBN 9781742372624
              Published NZ 1 May 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Rhubarb
                

              Rhubarb (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Silvey, Craig

              Eleanor Rigby is tiny, blind, left behind, and led by her zealous, overprotective guide dog, Warren, coursing constantly through the places she knows. Tired, mired, and sequestered from the world, Eleanor cant shake the feeling shes going nowhere ...

              ISBN 9781458719928
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2010
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Read How You Want
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              Jasper Jones
                

              Jasper Jones (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
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              ...if it were anyone else, I would choose to step back and turn away right now. I would never bow my head and push through that wattle, and its golden orbs would never shake loose and nestle in my hair like confetti. I would never grab at its rough trunk to save me from tripping.... I would never part its locks of foliage. And I would never lift my head to see this neat clearing of land. I would never look past Jasper Jones to reveal his secret. But I don't turn back. I stay. I follow Jasper Jones. And I see it. And everything changes. Late on a hot summer night at the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleepout. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie steals into the night by his side, terrified but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him through town to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery. Carrying the secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is harried by a suspicious town tightening in fear. In the simmering summer where everything changes, he locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend, Jeffrey Lu. And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse; why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.
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              ISBN 9780369302984
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2009
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Jasper Jones
               

              Jasper Jones (CD-Extra / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Silvey, Craig; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Jasper takes him through ...town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse.
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              ISBN 9781743136560
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Rhubarb
               

              Rhubarb (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Silvey, Craig; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $25.49
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              Rhubarb has received rave reviews across Australia for its quirky, touching and humorous portrayal of people struggling to connect in the modern world. A poignant and tender sort-of-love story about two damaged people tenuously connecting. Eleanor is blind and lives with her recl...usive mother. Ewan is a cello player with agoraphobia. She is drawn to him through his music but cannot understand the difficulty he faces in forming a friendship. He does not understand her past nor the impact his music has on her. Amidst the heat of a Fremantle summer they stumble towards each other. Sad, funny and affecting, and peopled with characters that live and breathe, Rhubarb is the first novel from a young writer with an astonishing talent. With his sublime and playful use of language and his uncanny ability to reveal the human condition in all its vulnerability and fragility, Craig Silvey has created an extraordinary contemporary Australian story.
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              ISBN 9781743166741
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Jasper Jones

              Jasper Jones (Paperback)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $26.99
              • $20.24
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              Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

              ISBN 9781760295929
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2016
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Amber Amulet
               

              The Amber Amulet (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Silvey, Craig; Read by Cartwright, Grant

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $16.99
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              Dear Sir/Ma'am, Please ?nd enclosed this Amber Amulet. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the Amber Amulet will eliminate your unhappiness by co...unteracting it with Positive Energy. This should see you straight. Fear not, you're in safe hands now. Take care. The Masked Avenger. Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger. He protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure-but can he save them from sadness?
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              ISBN 9781743148372
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Rhubarb

              Rhubarb (Paperback, New title)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $21.83
              • Save $6.16
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The story of two misfits who find unexpected friendship. Eleanor is blind and lives with her reclusive mother. Ewan is a musician with agoraphobia. She is drawn to him through his music but cannot understand his isolation. He does not understand her past, nor the impact his music... has upon her.
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              ISBN 9781920731915
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781921361494
              Published NZ 31 Jul 2006
              Publisher Fremantle Press
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              Jasper Jones: Based on the novel by Craig Silvey

              Jasper Jones: Based on the novel by Craig Silvey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Adapted by Mulvany, Kate; By Silvey, Craig

              Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasp...er is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.
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              ISBN 9781925005639
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781760620042
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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