Booktopia has Blueback by Tim Winton. Buy a discounted Paperback of Blueback online from Australia’s leading online bookstore. Details and resources for the young adult novel, Blueback, by Tim Winton. Blueback by Tim Winton. Blueback Written by Tim Winton Editon Published June 25th Pages Thank you to Penguin Books Australia.

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She grows vegetables and eats fish. His descrip Blueback is one of those beautiful cross over books written fro children, but with so much to offer adults as well.

Blueback by Tim Winton

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Despite this it is overall a lovely story, and an important one to show children the importance of sustainability and conservation. I loved this dearly and know the bluebsck of Abel, Dora Bluebaci absolutely magical, perfect slice of life. The term ‘modern fable’ is missing from this edition, which feels very modern and gorgeous with its vibrant blue papers and illustrations by Allison Colpoys.

A beautiful – bleuback times magical – story, with an important message, that moved me to tears I know, I am easily moved but still, this story might get to other readers too Blueback details the life of Abel Jackson, who lives with his mother Dora in a traditional house in Longboat Bay. It’s hard work, but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. No trivia or quizzes yet.

He is now one of Australia’s most esteemed novelists, writing for both adults and children. But you know, my mother is still the one who understands it. The intended audience for this short work is not at all clear.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd. But they’re sure they can achieve their dream, if only they can get to Australia. What a stunning little book, and what tremendous restraint Winton has used in keeping it small.

Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had – but Danny’s dad has a very big secret. Jun 15, Robert Ditterich rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue. Dec 09, Danielle McGregor rated it really liked it.

In fact, he wrote “the best part of three books while at university”. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books.

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She learned by staying put, by watching and listening. Here are turnings of all kinds – changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours – where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they have made for themselves. On the surface it’s the story about a boy and a fish, while deeper down it’s about respect for our environment, the importance of keeping what matters in sight and the love of family.

The book is likely to mean the most to some young adult readers who will find the broad-strokes story inspirational.

A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adulthood. I hadn’t heard of Tim Winton prior to reading Blueback, but the popular award winning Australian author is an incredible ambassador for Australian Marine Conservation Society and has been decalred a Living Treasure by the National Trust, and I can certainly see why. She’s part of the bay. The book reminds me a lot of Life of Pi, with the whole concept of the boat and the fish. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world.


Open Preview See a Problem? This book is not thrilling to read but is really accessible to all readers. When his parents die in a car wreck, he comes to depend on the love, friendship and support of his two older brothers and a gang of friends defined by poverty, bad attitudes and long greasy hair.

Story of the environment and a journey through life. After this I am left thinking he is a wise storyteller. But it’s her determination to protect her coast that will resonate with environmentalists worldwide. Your subscription to Read More was successful.

I love it more with each read. Written primarily for children, but adults will also enjoy this beautiful little book, with its exquisite illustrations of sea flora and fauna by Allison Colpoys. From the author of the bestselling novel “The Riders” comes a bewitching fable sure to delight readers of all ages. His prose is straightforward, without embellishment and every tom he writes about the wniton you can feel the water slide over your skin.

Penguin presents Roald Dahl’s classic Danny the Champion of the Worldread with real warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. All his books are still in print and have been published in eighteen different languages.