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The Resource To become a whale, Ben Hobson

To become a whale, Ben Hobson

Label
To become a whale
Title
To become a whale
Statement of responsibility
Ben Hobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men
Summary
Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622098
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Hobson, Ben
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers
  • Grief
  • Teenage boys
  • Whaling
  • Coming of age
  • Moreton Island (Qld.)
  • Noosa Heads (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
To become a whale, Ben Hobson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000059959997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294397
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978601857
Label
To become a whale, Ben Hobson
Publication
Copyright
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
000059959997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294397
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978601857

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