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The Resource Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen

Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen

Label
Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen
Title
Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen
Statement of responsibility
Norman Jorgensen
Title variation
Jacks island
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack's family is based on Rottnest Island during WWII while his father helps build an airfield. Jack and his best friend Banjo have the run of the island and a remarkable knack for getting into trouble,but as Jack says, 'I'm not that bad, I just get caught a lot!' Dafty, a simple but loveable young boy, dotes on Banjo and Jack. When Dafty seeks revenge against the local schoolmaster for a punishment inflicted on Banjo, life suddenly becomes more serious. This poignant, multi-layered text offers young readers a valuable insight into life in Australia during the war
Summary
"Living on Rottnest during WWII, Jack and his best friend Banjo have the run of the island and a remarkable knack for getting into trouble. Dafty, a simple but loveable young boy, is their constant companion. But when Dafty seeks revenge against the local schoolmaster for a punishment inflicted on Banjo, life becomes suddenly more serious."--Provided by publisher
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • West Australian Young Readers's Book Awards (WAYRBA), Hoffman Award, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
343302
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jorgensen, Norman
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Historical fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921696275
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jack's island / Norman Jorgensen
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921696275
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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