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The Resource The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon

The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon

Label
The bone sparrow
Title
The bone sparrow
Statement of responsibility
Zana Fraillon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that -- every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment. 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 on the other side of the wire fence and brings with her a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, she relies on Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort -- and maybe even freedom -- as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before
Summary
"Subhi's contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and asks him to read her late mother's stories to her"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Older Children, 2017.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
  • Readings Young Adult Book Prize, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533739
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraillon, Zana
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.F8438
LC item number
Bo 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imagination
  • Detention of persons
  • Refugees
  • Friendship
  • Storytelling
  • Young adult fiction
  • Australia
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781484781517
Lccn
2016002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945352983
  • (OCoLC)ocn945352983
  • 521739
Label
The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781484781517
Lccn
2016002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945352983
  • (OCoLC)ocn945352983
  • 521739

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