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Product description

Comity is puzzling over one of life’s mysteries: why are people racist? Since her mum died of snakebite, Aboriginal yard boy Fred has been her only friend. Yet her father’s new assistant plays terribly cruel games with him. A dangerous fight for justice in the remote outback: dust, fierce heat, friendship, secrets and courage. This is kind of like an Aussie Holes, with an equally creepy villain and truly stellar writing. Plus, how can you argue with a first line like ‘The piano arrived too late to stop the sky falling in’?

  • A Carnegie Medal shortlisted novel by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Geraldine won the 2018 Carnegie Medal for Where the World Ends
  • Geraldine’s novels include The Kite Rider and Peter Pan in Scarlet
  • She has published over 160 books and won a host of major awards

“A clear-sighted, beautifully written examination of racism and courage.” Metro

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Product Details

Catalogue number

8455 in Secondary Rewards Catalogue 2019/20 and 6582 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781409570516

Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

May 1st, 2014

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.1; Middle years; 9.0 points

Other details
  • 304 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Geraldine McCaughrean

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