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Black Water

Black Water

Beautifully written and brilliantly told, this is the epic story of two boys' struggle to make their way in a difficult world. Ages 13+.

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ISBN 9780143005612
Published 2 April 2007 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Metzenthen, David

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ISBN-13 9780143005612
ISBN-10 0143005618
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Publication Date 2 April 2007
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Metzenthen, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 302g
Dewey Code A823.00
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Farren Fox's father is missing at sea, all Farren wants is for his brother, Danny, to come home from Gallipoli. But when Danny does return from the war, he is vastly changed. And with the arrival of the mysterious child Souki, the sole survivor of a midnight shipwreck, the lives of both Fox brothers are altered forever --P. [4] of cover.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2007. -- Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2007.

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Author's Bio

As a child, David Metzenthen was a nature boy; he loved fishing and farm work, exploring the bush, and being outdoors under the stars. He also lived very much inside his own head; feeling that the world was a place of unlimited adventure. He harboured dreams of becoming a cowboy, a fisherman, a farmer, a sailor, or a writer. Instead he left home at eighteen, with a copy of Jack Kerouac's On the Road for company, and hitch-hiked his way around New Zealand. Returning to Australia, David worked as a builder's labourer and advertising copy writer before finding success as a writer of books for children and young adults. David Metzenthen now lives with his wife and two children in Melbourne and is one of Australia's top writers for young people. He has received many awards for excellence, including the 2000 CBCA Book of the Year Award: Older Readers for Stony Heart Country, a 2003 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Wildlight, and a 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Boys of Blood and Bone. In 2004, Boys of Blood and Bone also won a NSW Premier's Literary Award and was an Honour Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Older Readers. His novel Black Water was an Honour Book in the 2008 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Older Readers, and Jarvis 24 won the CBCA Award for Book of the Year: Older Rea

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