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The Resource Ice breaker, Lian Tanner

Ice breaker, Lian Tanner

Label
Ice breaker
Title
Ice breaker
Statement of responsibility
Lian Tanner
Title variation
Icebreaker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Petrel leaned on the rail, watching the ice cave and stamping her feet for warmth. The berg came closer. That's when she saw him. Laid out on the ice like a dead fish, with a scattering of snow covering his face. A boy, where there should have been nothing but the memory of winter. A frozen boy. Twelve-year-old Petrel is an outcast, the lowest of the low on an ancient icebreaker that has been following the same course for three hundred years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes, the Cooks, the Officers and the Engineers. Everyone has a tribe except Petrel, whose parents committed such a terrible crime that they were thrown overboard, and their daughter ostracised. But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the dark corners of the ship, trusting no one, speaking to no one except two large grey rats, Mister Smoke and Missus Slink. That is, until a boy is discovered, frozen on an iceberg, and brought onto the ship. No one knows where he has come from, and when he recovers consciousness he claims to have forgotten even his name. The tribes don't trust strangers; they haven't seen one for three hundred years. But Petrel saves him and hides him away in the forgotten corners of the ship, hoping he will be her friend. What she doesn't know is that for the last three hundred years, the ship has been guarding a secret. A secret that could change the world. A secret that the boy has been sent to destroy, along with the ship and everyone on it..
Member of
Summary
Living on an ancient icebreaker in a war-stricken world ruled by Anti-Machinists, twelve-year-old Petrel hides a stowaway only to discover that her new friend has been sent to destroy a secret object
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220301
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanner, Lian
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
720
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The hidden series
Series volume
01
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ships
  • Misfits (Persons)
  • Icebergs
  • Secrets
  • Twelve-year-old girls
  • Preteen girls
  • Post-apocalypse
  • Dystopias
  • South Pole
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ice breaker, Lian Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051897109
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743314340
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Ice breaker, Lian Tanner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051897109
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743314340
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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