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Freedom Swimmer

Freedom Swimmer

This incredible tale about two boys' swim from mainland China to Hong Kong in search of freedom from poverty and oppression is inspired by a true story.

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ISBN 9781760113414
Barcode 9781760113414
Published 24 August 2016 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Chim, Wai
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781760113414
ISBN-10 1760113417
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 24 August 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Chim, Wai
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Younger Readers
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 250g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 682682

Description of this Book

Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's .Great Leap Forward., and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields withhis fellow villagers...When a group of city boys come to the village as part of a government re-education program, Ming and his friends aren.t sure what to make of the new arrivals. They.re intellectuals not used to hard labour and village life. But despite his reservations, Ming befriends a charming city boy called Li. The two couldn.t be more different, but slowly they form a bond over evening swims and dreamlike discussions...But as the bitterness of life under the Party begins to take its toll on both boys, they begin to imagine the impossible: freedom.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Younger Readers 2017 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Readings Young Adult Prize 2018 (Japan) -- Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year 2017 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Wai was born in New York City. Although her parents didn't speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night. Wai graduated from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. After graduation Wai moved to Japan, where she spent over a year teaching English. She has lived in Australia for ten years, enjoying the sun and pursuing her passion for writing. Wai Chim is also the author of a junior fiction series called Chook Chook.

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