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The Resource The Ink Bridge

The Ink Bridge

Label
The Ink Bridge
Title
The Ink Bridge
Statement of responsibility
Neil Grant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.Each step becomes a heartbeat and I feel the distance between Omed and me closing. I remember when I first met him - when he had showed me what bravery meant. How he had stood up for what he believed. In the end that had been his undoing.Omed is a boy from Afghanistan. After making an enemy of the Taliban on the day the Buddhas of Bamiyan are destroyed, he undertakes a perilous journey to seek asylum in Australia. Hector is a grieving Australian boy who has given up on school and retreated into silence.Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work. But secrets fester behind the monotonous routine of assembling wax and wicks - secrets with terrible consequences. And, ultimately, it is up to Hector to see how the story ends.Omed's and Hector's beautifully told and compelling journeys will grip hold of your heart and not let go
Summary
A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Young Adult Book Award, 2012.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115155
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Neil
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Ink Bridge
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48ed909a-6dcd-4309-bc97-67d412867e7e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742696232
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ink Bridge
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48ed909a-6dcd-4309-bc97-67d412867e7e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742696232
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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