The Resource Freedom swimmer, Wai Chim

Freedom swimmer, Wai Chim

Label
Freedom swimmer
Title
Freedom swimmer
Statement of responsibility
Wai Chim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 with his 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
Summary
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. 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 with his 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
Theme
Tone
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10542972
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chim, Wai
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For young adults
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Boys
  • Male friendship
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • China
  • China
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of friendship, bravery and a desperate bid for liberty
Label
Freedom swimmer, Wai Chim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057813424
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760113414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953062940
Label
Freedom swimmer, Wai Chim
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057813424
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760113414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953062940

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