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True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Sundquist, Josh

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A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

ISBN 9780316251006
Published 8 March 2016 by Little, Brown
Interest Age 13-19 years
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In the Sea There are Crocodiles

In the Sea There are Crocodiles (Paperback)

By Geda, Fabio; Translated by Curtis, Howard

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollahs mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. This book tells the story of ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan t ...

ISBN 9781848531383
Published 1 October 2015 by Random House
Interest Age 12-19 years
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On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

By Kazerooni, Abbas

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I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...

ISBN 9781743311059
Published 1 August 2012 by Allen & Unwin
Interest Age 11-14 years
Series Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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Ugly

Ugly (Paperback)

By Hoge, Robert

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Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren't much use. There wasn't another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane. But the rest of his life wasn't so unusual: he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at sch ...

ISBN 9780733634338
Published 11 August 2015 by Hachette
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Elephant Man

Elephant Man (Hardback)

By Di Fiore, Mariangela; Illustrated by Hodnefjeld, Hilde; Translated by Hedger, Rosie

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'Gather round-prepare to be amazed! A sight so very gruesome that you simply won't believe it. Ladies and gentlemen ...THE ELEPHANT MAN!'..Joseph doesn't look like other people. His skin is thick and lumpy, his limbs are oddly shaped, and his head has a big bony bump. People call ...

ISBN 9781760292201
Published 27 January 2016 by Allen & Unwin
Interest Age 8-11 years
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True Grit

True Grit (Paperback, Junior edition)

By Grylls, Bear

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Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers? From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a colle ...

ISBN 9780552572620
Published 4 July 2014 by Random House
Interest Age 9-11 years
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Socks, Sandbags and Leeches: Letters to My ANZAC Dad

Socks, Sandbags and Leeches: Letters to My ANZAC Dad (Hardback)

By Deeves, Pauline

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Age range 9 to 12 Ivy and her mother live in Australia, far away from where the Great War is raging. They have moved in with Aunt Hilda whose flat is so small that Ivy has to sleep under the kitchen table. Not only that, but she also has to empty Aunt Hilda's chamber pot! 'The Pe ...

ISBN 9780642278845
Published 1 February 2016 by National Library of Australia
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Jacky Daydream

Jacky Daydream (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Wilson, Jacqueline; Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick

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An autobiography of Jacqueline Wilson that takes a look at her own childhood. It contains stories of friendships, loneliness, books, toys, parents and much more. It explores her early years and covers difficult issues such as her parents' extra-marital affairs. It also includes s ...

ISBN 9780440867203
Published 1 May 2008 by Random House
Interest Age 9-11 years
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Published 29 July 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Interest Age 12-19 years
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Caesar the Anzac Dog
 

Caesar the Anzac Dog (Paperback)

By Stroud, Patricia; Illustrated by Potter, Bruce

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When the New Zealand Rifle Brigade marched down Queen Street to board their transport ship to Egypt and the Western Front in World War I, they were led by their official mascot, a bulldog called Caesar. Trained as a Red Cross dog, Caesar rescued wounded soldiers at the Battle of ...

ISBN 9781869504595
Published 25 March 2003 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 9-12 years
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