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Of a Boy
Author: Sonya Hartnett

ISBN: 9780143571759
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27 August 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 1.4
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

The year is 1977, and Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory; his best friend is Clinton Tull. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home . . .

About the Author

Sonya Hartnett is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her books include Of A Boy, Thursday's Child, Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo, The Children of the King, Surrender and Butterfly.

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