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y The Bone Sparrow single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wise as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting hymn to freedom and love.

'Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent.

'Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories.

'The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies.

'Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      • Publication date: 28 June 2016
      ISBN: 9780734417138
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Disney Hyperion , 2016 .
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      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2016
      ISBN: 9781484781517
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Orion , 2016 .
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      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 14 July 2016
      ISBN: 9781510101548

Works about this Work

Children Can Often See Light in the Darkest of Places Karen Hardy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2016; (p. 12)
Driven by Shared Experiences Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction ; Another Night in Mullet Town Steven Herrick 2016 single work novel ; Game Theory Barry Jonsberg 2016 single work novel
[untitled] Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 August 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Sharon Seymour , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Reading Time , September 2016;

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Kel Butler , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , September 2016;

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Emma Stubley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2016; (p. 57)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Driven by Shared Experiences Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction ; Another Night in Mullet Town Steven Herrick 2016 single work novel ; Game Theory Barry Jonsberg 2016 single work novel
[untitled] Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 August 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Sharon Seymour , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Reading Time , September 2016;

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Kel Butler , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , September 2016;

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : The Bone Sparrow Emma Stubley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2016; (p. 57)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon 2016 single work children's fiction
Children Can Often See Light in the Darkest of Places Karen Hardy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2016; (p. 12)
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