The Resource The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon

The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon

Label
The bone sparrow
Title
The bone sparrow
Statement of responsibility
Zana Fraillon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent. Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before
Summary
"Subhi's contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and asks him to read her late mother's stories to her"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Older Children, 2017.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
  • Readings Young Adult Book Prize, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533739
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraillon, Zana
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detention of persons
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Detention of persons
  • Friendship
  • Refugee children
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057201375
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780734417138
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945657089
Label
The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057201375
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780734417138
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945657089

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