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The Bone Sparrow

(2016)
A novel by

 
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize 2016.

Perfect for fans of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope and the power of a story to speak for anyone who's ever struggled to find a safe home.

Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie.

Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-4847-8151-1 / 978-1-4847-8151-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Bone Sparrow: a refugee novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-5101-0154-3 / 978-1-5101-0154-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Bone Sparrow: a refugee novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-5101-0155-1 / 978-1-5101-0155-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Availability: Amazon   

November 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Bone Sparrow, The
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   

July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Bone Sparrow: a refugee novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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