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'One, two, three, breath. When a juvenile detention exercise off the coast of the Kimberley goes wrong, sixteen-year-old Sparrow must swim to shore. There are sharks and crocs around him but the monsters he fears most live in the dark spaces in his mind. He's swimming away from his prison life and towards a desolate, rocky coastland and the hollow promise of freedom. He'll eat or be eaten, kill or be killed. With no voice, no family and the odds stacked against him, Sparrow has nothing left to lose. But to survive he'll need something more potent than desperation, something more dangerous than a makeshift knife. Hope.' (Publication summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
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      Extent: 212p.
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      • Published 26 July 2017

      ISBN: 9781760294472

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  • Also dyslexic edition

Works about this Work

Trio of Authors Packs a Punch Joy Lawn , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 January 2018; (p. 18)

— Review of Take Three Girls Cath Crowley , Simmone Howell , Fiona Wood , 2017 single work novel ; A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Krystal Sutherland , 2017 single work novel ; Unrequited Emma Grey , 2017 single work novel ; Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel ; Wilder Country Mark Smith , 2017 single work novel ; Nevermoor : The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend , 2017 single work children's fiction ; The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Jaclyn Moriarty , 2017 single work children's fiction

'The following books each contain something unexpected.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Sparrow Stephanie McLeay , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 106 2017;

— Review of Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel
[Review] Sparrow Carmel Ballinger , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 43)

— Review of Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel

'Sparrow opens through an uncompromising window into a harsh world - a party of eight people and their adult supervisors on a broken-down boat travelling back to Derby in the north of Western Australia after a weeks boot camp. Radcliffe, volatile  at the best of times, but totally unpredictable off his 'meds', puts a ho;e in the fuel line and the fuel tank (and the boat) blows blows up. Our main character, known then only as 'the boy' dives overboard and turns his back on the mess of the boat and the mess of his prison life.' (Introduction)

[Review] Sparrow Carmel Ballinger , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 43)

— Review of Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel

'Sparrow opens through an uncompromising window into a harsh world - a party of eight people and their adult supervisors on a broken-down boat travelling back to Derby in the north of Western Australia after a weeks boot camp. Radcliffe, volatile  at the best of times, but totally unpredictable off his 'meds', puts a ho;e in the fuel line and the fuel tank (and the boat) blows blows up. Our main character, known then only as 'the boy' dives overboard and turns his back on the mess of the boat and the mess of his prison life.' (Introduction)

Trio of Authors Packs a Punch Joy Lawn , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 January 2018; (p. 18)

— Review of Take Three Girls Cath Crowley , Simmone Howell , Fiona Wood , 2017 single work novel ; A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Krystal Sutherland , 2017 single work novel ; Unrequited Emma Grey , 2017 single work novel ; Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel ; Wilder Country Mark Smith , 2017 single work novel ; Nevermoor : The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend , 2017 single work children's fiction ; The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Jaclyn Moriarty , 2017 single work children's fiction

'The following books each contain something unexpected.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Sparrow Stephanie McLeay , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 106 2017;

— Review of Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel
Last amended 3 May 2019 14:35:05
Subjects:
  • Kimberley, Deloraine area, Meander Valley, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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