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Author Aldridge, James, 1918-2015, author.

Title The true story of Spit MacPhee / by James Aldridge; introduced by Phillip Gwynne.

Published Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2015.
©1986.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  A823.3 ALDRIDG    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  A823.3 ALDRIDG    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xii, 319 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Text classics.
Text classics.
Summary Annotation. When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St Helen fear for his future. Fyfe MacPhee is a crazy old man, and barefoot Spit has to fend for himself along the riverbank where they live. While some people feel that Spit can look after himself, others believe he would be better cared for in a boys home--and when old Fyfe dies after one of his 'turns' a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins.Featuring a new introduction from Phillip Gwynne in this Text Classics edition, The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a much-loved, quintessentially Australian novel for readers of all ages.
Audience For primary school age.
NOTES Introduction copyright © Phillip Gwynne 2015.
Other author Gwynne, Phillip, writer of added commentary.
Subject Grandparent and child -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Adoption -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian fiction.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian.
Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9781922182074