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The Blue Cat

The Blue Cat

From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and his friendship with a young Australian girl.

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ISBN 9781760292294
Barcode 9781760292294
Published 29 March 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dubosarsky, Ursula
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781760292294
ISBN-10 176029229X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 29 March 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dubosarsky, Ursula
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Australian
Number of Pages 180
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 208mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 736010

Description of this Book

A boy stood in the playground under the big fig tree. 'He can't speak English,' the children whispered...Sydney, 1942. The war is coming to Australia - not only with the threat of bombardment, but also the arrival of refugees from Europe. Dreamy Columba's world is growing larger. She is drawn to Ellery, the little boy from far away, and, together with her highly practical best friend Hilda, the three children embark on an adventure through the harbour-side streets - a journey of discovery and terror, in pursuit of the mysterious blue cat ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year 2018 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Ursula was born and grew up in Sydney in a family of writers, and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 50 books for children and young adults and her work is published all over the world. She has won several national literary awards, including the Victorian, Queensland and South Australian State Awards for literature, and has also won the NSW Premier's Literary Award a record five times, more than any other writer in the history of the awards. Internationally she has been nominated for both the Hans Christian Andersen award and the Astrid Lindgren prize. She has a PhD in English literature and currently lives in Sydney.

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