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Of a Boy: Popular Penguins

by Sonya Hartnett

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PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780143202615
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Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home...
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  • Paperback
    $12.32
PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780143202615
ANNOTATION:
Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home...

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Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home...

Publisher Description

The year is 1977, and Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory; his best friend is Clinton Tull. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home...

Author Biography

Sonya Hartnett is the internationally acclaimed author of several novels, including Thursday's Child (winner of the 2002 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize) and Forest (winner of the 2002 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers). Her adult novel, Of a Boy, won The Age Book of the Year Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. The Silver Donkey was CBC Book of the Year (Young readers) in 2005. Surrender was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award and the Aurealis Award - Fantasy Division in 2005. In 2008, Sonya Hartnett became the first Australian recipient of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Product Details

Author
Sonya Hartnett
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143202618
ISBN-13
9780143202615
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-06-29
Subtitle
Popular Penguins
Country of Publication
Australia
Series
Popular Penguins
Pages
208
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade
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