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Yong: The Journey Of An Unworthy Son

Yong: The Journey Of An Unworthy Son

The journey of an unworthy son."Yong," my father said one night as I sat on the earthen floor, stroking my pet cricket and determined to save it from being eaten. "You will come with me to Australia."Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat. Bu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925126297
Barcode 9781925126297
Published 1 August 2016 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Brian, Janeen
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ISBN-13 9781925126297
ISBN-10 1925126293
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 August 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brian, Janeen
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Younger Readers
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 228g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 674295

Description of this Book

Yong, my father said one night as I sat on the earthen floor, stroking my pet cricket and determined to save it from being eaten. You will come with me to Australia. Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat. But as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But in his heart he knows the shameful truth - that his honour is a lie. Can a journey change lives? Has Yong the courage to face what lies ahead?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Engaging, well written and deserving of a place in every school library, Yong: the journey of an unworthy son is suitable for all ages, particularly upper primary and early secondary. Beautiful front cover art work, short chapters, clear type and excellent writing make this novel appealing and accessible. -- Reading Time * Reading Time * There are only a few novels containing a Chinese immigrant to our shores so this is very welcome, giving a face to some who came in the nineteenth century along with so many others. Highly recommended. -- Read Plus * Read Plus * Recommended as an engaging, well-written historical novel for readers in Years 4-6. * Creative Kids Tales *

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Author's Bio

At age sixteen Janeen Brian trained as a primary teacher and at eighteen stood in front of her first class of year five students. Her teaching career saw her work in junior primary, primary, drama and as a teacher-librarian. While raising a family, she began a four-year career with a professional children's theatre company, both acting and writing. She has also been involved in over 100 television and radio commercials as well as dozens of voiceovers for radio and video. She began dabbling in writing in her thirties. Since then she has written over 100 books both in trade and education, and in genres ranging from picture books to poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and novels. Janeen is an award-winning author and poet and many of her books have been translated and published overseas. For more information about the author, please visit her website: janeenbrian.com

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