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The bone sparrow

The bone sparrow

Fraillon, Zana, author

Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, that the nice jackets never stay long, and at night the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. Bringing him Jimmie. Jimmie lives on the Outside. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi across the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures

Hardback, Book. English. General. Fiction 13+. Teenage Fiction.
Published London: Orion Children's Books, 2016
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Available at Headquarters, Musselburgh, NB High School and North Berwick.

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1510101543, 9781510101548
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 228 pages ; 21 cm
Subject: ARUY; Young adult fiction.; Accelerated Reader; AR4; AR4.9