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The things we promise, J. C Burke

Label
The things we promise
Title
The things we promise
Statement of responsibility
J. C Burke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gemma's older brother Billy made her a promise that he would ensure she looked fabulous for her first school formal. But his circumstances change dramatically and Billy's promise becomes the least of the family's concerns
  • There are two things you need to know about me. The first is that I remember life by what I was wearing. The second is that I think too much...It's the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal. Gemma's brother Billy - New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist - has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to 'create magic' on her and two friends for their end-of-year formal. Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her...But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. Her family's been keeping secrets; friendships are forged and broken; and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries...Set in a time of uncertainty and fear, The Things We Promise is a beautifully told novel that sings with emotion, humour and heartbreak
Storyline
Tone
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559954
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burke, J. C
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Families
  • Balls (Parties)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The things we promise, J. C Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Record machine-generated from publisher information
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
000059031606
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781760290405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965540275
Label
The things we promise, J. C Burke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
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
000059031606
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781760290405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965540275

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