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The Bone Sparrow - Zana Fraillon
The Bone Sparrow
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"A special book." -Morris Gleitzman, author of Once 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... show more
"A special book." -Morris Gleitzman, author of Once 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.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781484781517 (1484781511)
ASIN: 1484781511
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
This was such a great story. Unfortunately, it was fictionally based off true events. The author did such a great job with the story and with the characters. I could not put this book down, nor did I want to leave it when I was finished. I was very surprised how much happened in such a short time.I ...
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4.0 Review: The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
I received a free copy of The Bone Sparrow from the publisher in return for an honest review. The plight of the characters in The Bone Sparrow is one that we all should be aware of as it's currently happening in refugee camps right now. It's a shocking, heartbreaking and sad story, made all the mo...
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