The Resource His name was Walter, Emily Rodda

His name was Walter, Emily Rodda

Label
His name was Walter
Title
His name was Walter
Statement of responsibility
Emily Rodda
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own..." The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end... An extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night as long as they live
Summary
While on a history excursion, an ill-assorted group of four kids and their teacher are left on a country road when their minibus breaks down. At the suggestion of a friendly tow-truck driver, the five take shelter in a nearby old, deserted mansion. There they find a little old desk with a secret drawer. Inside the drawer is a book containing a handwritten story and a series of vivid, strangely lifelike paintings. The book is called His Name Was Walter. The story begins: 'Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own.' And so begins the tale of Walter - his lonely childhood, his flight from the haunted streets of the city, his discovery of Magda the witch, his quest to find Magda's lost daughter, and his meeting with the love of his life, the mysterious, tragic girl he calls Sparrow. As the night closes in around them and the story of Walter and Sparrow unfolds, the kids read it avidly. Slowly the outer and inner stories begin to mesh. Slowly the story of Walter draws the five members of the group together. And in the end every one of the five plays a vital role in the uncovering of the truth.
Storyline
Tone
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680100
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodda, Emily
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8+
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrecy
  • Prophecies
  • Storytelling
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Books
  • Secrecy
  • Prophecies
  • Australian fiction
  • Children's stories
Target audience
primary
Label
His name was Walter, Emily Rodda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062138510
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460710203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1030954703
Label
His name was Walter, Emily Rodda
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062138510
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460710203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1030954703

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