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The Resource Stones for my father, Trilby Kent

Stones for my father, Trilby Kent

Label
Stones for my father
Title
Stones for my father
Statement of responsibility
Trilby Kent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Corlie Roux's farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers. But Corlie's world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps. Will Corlie's resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had..."--
Summary
Corlie Roux, an Africaner from the Transvaal, copes with many changes after her father dies, war breaks out with the British, and she and the mother who clearly prefers her brothers escape to the bush only to be sent to a concentration camp.
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2011
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
387939
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Trilby
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Afrikaners
  • Canadians
  • Farm life
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Transvaal (South Africa)
  • South Africa
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Stones for my father, Trilby Kent
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
000063930875
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780735262706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396117
Label
Stones for my father, Trilby Kent
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
000063930875
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780735262706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396117

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