The Resource The Torch

The Torch

Label
The Torch
Title
The Torch
Statement of responsibility
Peter Twohig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Blayneys' house has burnt down, and the person suspected of arson is their erstwhile house guest, young Keith Kavanagh. Young Keith, who the kid calls Flame Boy, has also, not coincidentally, gone missing, thus setting our narrator is on a mission to find him and save him. But while he's trying to save Flame Boy - also known as The Torch - he's also on the lookout for a buried suitcase of secrets; having to simultaneously manage a new gang of boys that he's formed, not to mention a new girlfriend who alarmingly, likes kissing - a lot; avoid Keith's dangerous prison-escapee father, Fergus Kavanagh, also an arsonist, who is suspected of having sold secrets to the Russians; and most importantly make sure his mother doesn't know what he's up to
Summary
Melbourne, 1960: Mrs Blayney and her twelve year old son live in South Richmond. At least, they did, until their house burnt down. The prime suspect - one Keith Aloysius Gonzaga Kavanagh, also aged 12 - has mysteriously disappeared. Our narrator, the Blayney kid, sets off on a covert mission to find young Keith, who he privately dubs 'Flame Boy', to save him from the small army of irate locals - not to mention his mother - who want to see him put away. Flame Boy has not only made himself scarce, but he's done so with a very important briefcase of secrets, which the kid is keen to get hold of for his grandfather, a shady character who has some secrets of his own. But the kid has got a lot going on: he's also organising a new gang of kids; coping with the ups and downs of having a girl friend (who likes to kiss - a lot); trying to avoid Keith's dangerous prison-escapee father, Fergus Kavanagh, also an arsonist, who is suspected of selling secrets to the Russians; and all the while wondering how he can get his hands on the most beautiful object in the world: the Melbourne Olympic Torch
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10448544
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Twohig, Peter
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Torch
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_094659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460702659
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Torch
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_094659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460702659
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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