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A Different Boy

Author: Paul Jennings
Illustrator: Geoff Kelly
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ISBN: 9781760523503
Format: Paperback
Published: October 2018
Published By: Old Barn Books
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'The ship was a towering fortress looming over the pier. Anton stared enviously at the emigrants lining up in front of the wide gangplank. Heading off on a voyage to a land of peace and plenty. Leaving the land of broken buildings and crushed hopes behind. Looking forward to sunshine and steaks. How he wished that he was one of the lucky ones.'

Loosely based on Paul Jennings' journey to Australia as a 'ten pound Pom', the story of Anton, who escapes from an orphanage and successfully stows away on a boat headed for the land of 'sunshine and steaks' has a timeless reality of its own. It is a tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and taking risks but also surprisingly heartwarming and heartbreaking. Perfect for reluctant readers in upper primary and lower secondary, it speaks of loss, migration, reslience and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Geoff Kelly.
ISBN: 9781760523503
Number of Pages: 80
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
Published Date: 25-Oct-2018
Dimensions (mm): 240x190mm
Publisher: Old Barn Books

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