The Resource The things we promise, J. C Burke

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
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
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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