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Home and Away
Author: John Marsden

ISBN: 9780734417190
Format: Paperback
Published: 26 July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 23.0 x 0.4
A dramatic picture book for older readers that poses the question - what would happen if a typical Australian family found themselves refugees? This classic CBCA Shortlisted book is now part of LOTHIAN AUSTRALIAN FAVOURITES, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.

We're a typical Australian family. Barbeques, footy, gardening, school, Holden Commodores . . . Then one day things change.

'April 26, Dad burns the toast, yells at Toby, thanks me for cleaning the cab of the truck, kisses Mum and Toby, then he's gone . . .

April 27, the war starts . . .

May 21, the city's in ruins, blackouts nearly all the time, food is hard to find . . .

September 13, Dad's hears news of a boat. We might get out of here yet . . .

September 28, it's just after dawn. A boat from their Navy has found us. We wave and cry and cheer. But then, slowly, we realise they are shouting at us, telling us to go away . . .

September 30, we are in a huge prison, with razor wire all around us . . .'

The powerful and thought-provoking CBCA Honour Book HOME AND...

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