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The Bone Sparrow

(2016)
(A book in the Refugee series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
"Indispensable."-Booklist (starred review)

CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017 FINALIST

Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, and the center is the only world he knows. But every night, the faraway whales sing to him, the birds tell him their stories, and the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts. As Subhi grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of the fences that contain him. Until one night, it seems to do just that.

Subhi sees a scruffy girl on the other side of the wire mesh, a girl named Jimmie, who appears with a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, Jimmie asks Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies that are penned there.

Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort-and maybe even freedom-as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before and made choices that could change everything.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bone Sparrow (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 0-606-40712-X / 978-0-606-40712-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-4847-8151-1 / 978-1-4847-8151-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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July 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bone Sparrow: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-5101-0154-3 / 978-1-5101-0154-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-4847-8191-0 / 978-1-4847-8191-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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July 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The bone sparrow : A refugee
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-5101-0307-4 / 978-1-5101-0307-8 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bone Sparrow: Hope can set you free
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
ISBN: 1-5101-0155-1 / 978-1-5101-0155-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette Australia Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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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
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Title: Bone Sparrow, The
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Sparrow: Hope can set you free
Author(s): Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK