A Little Boy S Spirit Shines Amid Some Dark Truths In This Tender And Memorable Novel About Being Taken From Home And Put In An Orphanage Each Kid Only Has One Pair Of Shoes Here Number 49 S Shoes Are A Pretty Good Fit For Me And I Know They Re New Because They Still Have That Plastic Smell But The Real Number 49 Is Quite A Bit Bigger Than I Am, Because His Pants Keep Falling Down On Me I Wish He Would Come Back, So That I Could Go Home Jack Loves Telling Jokes, But Not Many People Laugh At Them In The Orphanage Will He Ever Be Reunited With His Mother And Sister, His Great Aunts And Great Grandmother, Back At Home A Haunting, Fable Like Story. Almost perfect Told in the viewpoint of a young boy, this is a sad but also uplifting story of a family torn apart Poor, but happy, he lives with his mum and twin sister, cousins and great aunts Then one day he is taken along with Baby Sal, to a place ruled by nuns and angry voices His clothes are taken and he is given another boy s clothes He was called No.49.Waiting for the nuns to realise their mistake, he is there for years but finds a way to overcome his fate He believes if he tells his jokes, he wi Told in the viewpoint of a young boy, this is a sad but also uplifting story of a family torn apart Poor, but happy, he lives with his mum and twin sister, cousins and great aunts Then one day he is taken along with Baby Sal, to a place ruled by nuns and angry voices His clothes are taken and he is given another boy s clothes He was called No.49.Waiti
Wow Tears and big lump in my throat A beautiful very special, wonderful book It should be receiving muchattention One of the best books about the stolen or as forgotten generation for Middle School students available It grabbed my heart and mind and I just loved
Brilliant for introducing The Stolen Generation to children without leaving them completely terrified The subjects show a gentle connection with animals, dreamtime tales and a strong family bond without mentioning the ancestral origins of the children For children 10 with a discussion of the
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here HAHA THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD At one stage I thought the main character had died and I was freaking out and stuff because I m so attached to him but he hadn t Thankfully Yeah though It s really good read it. Beautiful bitter sweet story of family separation and heavy handed authorities Amazingly compelling voice Adored the touches of surreal happenings throughout. Check out my review for this spellbinding read A very confronting and painful episode in Australian history presented very sensitively.
- 176 pages
- No Stars to Wish on
- Zana Fraillon
- 26 February 2018 Zana Fraillon