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ISBN: 9781760290474
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Author:
Crabbe, Kay, author
Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
©2016.
Collation:
196 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia 2016 Book of the Year
Shortlisted for Book of the Year: Indigenous Children SPA 2016
Notable Book - Children’s Book Council Awards 2017
Notable for Book of the Year: Younger Readers CBCA 2017
Summary:
Sario lives with his family on a remote Torres Strait island, which he never wants to leave - but the winds of change are stirring. The year is 1899 and the pearl-shell trade is at its height. When his father is coerced to join a white trader on his pearling lugger, thirteen-year-old Sario must go to work as a swimming diver to support the family. He can earn more as a pump diver, and is excited by the idea of walking on the sea floor, but the competition is fierce, and the only captain who will take him on runs the worst outfit in the fleet. With the constant danger of shark attack and the storm of the century approaching, can Sario provide for his family and realise his dream?
ISBN:
9781760290474 (paperback)
Dewey Class:
813.6
JF
Language:
English
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BRN:
343464

Holdings:

LocationCollectionCall NumberStatus/Desc
Coolbellup Library
Junior Fiction
JF CRA
  • Onloan - Due: 03 Apr 2019
Spearwood Library
(SLWA)
Junior Fiction
JF CRA
  • Available
Success Library
Junior Fiction
JF CRA
Mystery & Adventure
  • Available
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