A Different Boy

Description

'The ship was a towering fortress looming over the pier. Anton stared enviously at the emigrants lining up in front of the wide gangplank. Heading off on a voyage to a land of peace and plenty. Leaving the land of broken buildings and crushed hopes behind. Looking forward to sunshine and steaks. How he wished that he was one of the lucky ones.' Loosely based on Paul Jennings' journey to Australia as a 'ten pound Pom', the story of Anton, who escapes from an orphanage and successfully stows away on a boat headed for the land of 'sunshine and steaks' has a timeless reality of its own. It is a tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and taking risks but also surprisingly heartwarming and heartbreaking. Perfect for reluctant readers in upper primary and lower secondary, it speaks of loss, migration, reslience and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Geoff Kelly.

Details

Author(s)
Paul Jennings, Geoff Kelly
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198 x 10mm | 128g
Publication date
02 Aug 2018
Publisher
Old Barn Books
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Includes atmospheric and evocative chapter opening illustrations in black and white by Geoff Kelly.
ISBN10
1910646466
ISBN13
9781910646465
Bestsellers rank
17,885