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Leave Taking

Leave Taking

Leave taking noun the act of saying goodbye.What if you had just one week left to say goodbye to everything you've ever known?Toby and his mum and dad are leaving their family farm after the death of Toby's younger sister, Leah. Together, they sort through all their belongings an... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780702260117
Barcode 9780702260117
Published 2 July 2018 by University of Queensland Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Marwood, Lorraine
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ISBN-13 9780702260117
ISBN-10 0702260118
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Publication Date 2 July 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marwood, Lorraine
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 140g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 915151

Description of this Book

Leave taking noun the act of saying goodbye.What if you had just one week left to say goodbye to everything you've ever known?Toby and his mum and dad are leaving their family farm after the death of Toby's younger sister, Leah. Together, they sort through all their belongings and put things aside to sell or throw out. It's a big task, and Toby doesn't want to leave the only place he's called home. As his last day on the farm approaches, Toby has a plan - a plan to say goodbye to all the things and places that mean something special to him and Leah, from the machinery shed to Pa's old truck to the chook house. With the help of his best friend, Trigger the dog, he learns what it means to take your leave.

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Author's Bio

Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children. Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children's novels and collections of poetry. Lorraine was also the recipient of a May Gibbs mentorship in children's writing. Her previous titles (Walker Books Australia) include Ratwhiskers and Me, published in 2008, and Star Jumps which was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category, a Notable mention in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010 and won the inaugural Prime Minister's award for children's fiction in 2010.

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