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Author Fraillon, Zana, author.

Title The bone sparrow / Zana Fraillon.

Published Sydney, NSW Lothian, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson J  FRAI    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson J  FRAI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 234 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes Illustrations on endpapers.
Summary 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. --Back cover.
Audience For adolescents.
Notes Shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Award 2017, Older Readers.
Subject Young adult fiction, Australian.
Detention of persons -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Liberty -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian fiction.
Refugee children -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Freedom -- Juvenile fiction.
Detention of persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction
Local series The Amnesty CILIP Carnegie Honour winner 2017
ISBN 9780734417138