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A unique, tender and heart-warming novel following a young girl's experience as an Iraqi refugee in Melbourne, her desire to belong, and the importance of friendship.

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ISBN 9781925773538
Barcode 9781925773538
Published 7 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Laguna, Ingrid
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925773538
ISBN-10 1925773531
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Laguna, Ingrid
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 172g
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 976766

Description of this Book

Jamila has left her friends, her school and her home in Iraq, and now she has a new home. It?s safe in Australia, but Jamila is finding it hard to settle in. She misses her best friend and worries for her dad?s safety back in Iraq. It?s hard to speak and write in English all day. And Jamila has a secret she wants to keep hidden.When she joins the choir, Jamila begins to feel happy. Singing helps take her worries away. And singing will help her find her place in her new life, a place where she can shine.Songbird is a tender story about belonging, about the importance of friendship and asking for help, and about the parts of our lives we keep concealed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `Laguna has put much of the experience and understanding she has gained as both a musician and as a teacher of English to new arrivals into this engaging first novel.' * Adelaide Advertiser *

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Author's Bio

Ingrid Laguna is a writer, teacher and musician. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter and teaches English to children and adults from all over the world, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. Songbird is her second book.

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