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Jasper Jones

Author: Craig Silvey
Publisher: London : Windmill Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Late on a hot summer night at the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Silvey
ISBN: 9780099537540 0099537540
OCLC Number: 502409587
Awards: Winner of Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2010.
Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.
Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010.
Description: 299 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Craig Silvey.

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Summer, 1965. Late one night, thirteen-year-old Charlie Bucktin is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is intriguing. And he  Read more...

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"Terrific...this is an enthralling novel that invites comparison with Mark Twain and isn't found wanting. Silvey is able to switch the mood from the tragic to the hilarious in an instant" Mail on Read more...

 
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