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That Stubborn Seed of Hope

That Stubborn Seed of Hope

A boy helps his sister disguise her birthmark on her first day of school. A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body. A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss. A high school student ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780702259692
Barcode 9780702259692
Published 3 July 2017 by University of Queensland Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Falkner, Brian
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ISBN-13 9780702259692
ISBN-10 0702259691
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Publication Date 3 July 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Falkner, Brian
Category Short Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 217g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 717493

Description of this Book

A boy helps his sister disguise her birthmark on her first day of school. A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body. A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss. A high school student tries to communicate to his hospitalised brother who is in a vegetative state. Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear - fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment - showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.

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Author's Bio

Brian Falkner loves telling stories, either in his books, or standing in front of an audience. He is the award-winning, bestselling author of seventeen books for children and young adults, including Northwood and The Real Thing. His 2015 novel Battlesaurus- Rampage at Waterloo won the New Zealand Children's Book Award for Young Adults and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. His action-adventure sci-fi novels The Tomorrow Code and Brainjack were both shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Awards with Brainjack winning the Children's Choice Award (Young Adult). Brainjack also won the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Young Adult Novel. His books have been published in over twelve countries in seven different languages. www.brianfalkner.com

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