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A Different Boy

A Different Boy
 

Anton escapes from an orphanage and successfully stows away on a boat headed for the land of 'sunshine and steaks'. A heartbreaking and heartwarming tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and risk-taking, migration, resilience and courage. Perfect for reluctant readers in upper p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781910646465
Published 2 August 2018 by Old Barn Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jennings, Paul
Illustrated by Kelly, Geoff
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781910646465
ISBN-10 1910646466
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Old Barn Books
Imprint Old Barn Books
Publication Date 2 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jennings, Paul
Illustrated by Kelly, Geoff
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 934500

Description of this Book

'The ship was a towering fortress looming over the pier. Anton stared enviously at the emigrants lining up in front of the wide gangplank. Heading off on a voyage to a land of peace and plenty. Leaving the land of broken buildings and crushed hopes behind. Looking forward to sunshine and steaks. How he wished that he was one of the lucky ones.' Loosely based on Paul Jennings' journey to Australia as a 'ten pound Pom', the story of Anton, who escapes from an orphanage and successfully stows away on a boat headed for the land of 'sunshine and steaks' has a timeless reality of its own. It is a tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and taking risks but also surprisingly heartwarming and heartbreaking. Perfect for reluctant readers in upper primary and lower secondary, it speaks of loss, migration, reslience and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Geoff Kelly.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Like all books by Paul Jennings, this one... draws you in immediately and grips you throughout. Like the author's previous titles too, it's superbly written without a wasted word. Having said that, it's also quite unlike any of his previous titles.' -- Jill Bennett * Red Reading Hub *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Paul Jennings is the best-selling Australian author of over 100 titles. He has won every children's choice award in Australia, but is probably best known in the UK for his story collections, including 'Unbelievable!' and 'Unreal!' as well as for being the author of the 'Round the Twist' TV series.

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