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Book Title: Home and Away|
The author of the book: John Marsden
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Reader ratings: 6.4
Edition: Hachette Livre
Date of issue: September 11th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780734410566
The size of the: 759 KB
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Format files: PDF
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This CBA 2009 picture book nomination made me cry (my husband too). It is a very powerful story about a typical family - mum works, dad grows vegies, little sister has braces, little brother plays sport, main character want to be a vet when she grows up. When war is declared, their family suffers food shortages, power cuts, lack of basic amenities such as running water. In desperation, the family decide to try to flee to Hollandia by boat. On the way, both parents are killed and the 3 children end up in detention. One suffers a mental illness, the brother feels so unhappy that he begins to harm himself and the eldest daughter just wants any job so that she can keep her remaining family alive. The accompanying illustrations highlight this tale of despair. A story of and for Australia.
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His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. This was followed by Take My Word For It, a half-sequel written from the point of view of another character. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognized as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times in Australia. The first sequel of a new series of books featuring Ellie Linton from the Tomorrow series (The Ellie Chronicles) was published in 2003, with the second novel and third novels released in November 2005 and November 2006 respectively.
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