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Author: Karen Mills
Publisher: [Auckland] : Mary Egan Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rose Ann Dixon’s family life in Otara seems unremarkable. Her home, which she shares with her father, mother, and five younger sisters and brothers, along with the family cat – called Hoodat – looks no different from those around it. But, her close friend and neighbours know otherwise. Each day, Rose faces problems that no one should ever have to deal with but deep love for her siblings sees her carry out quiet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand
New Zealand fiction
Bildungsromans
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Mills
ISBN: 9780473394974 0473394979
OCLC Number: 1004342133
Notes: Novel for children.
Target Audience: Intermediate, junior secondary
Description: 277 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Karen Mills.

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"Rose Ann Dixon’s family life in Otara seems unremarkable. Her home, which she shares with her father, mother, and five younger sisters and brothers, along with the family cat – called Hoodat – looks no different from those around it. But, her close friend and neighbours know otherwise. Each day, Rose faces problems that no one should ever have to deal with but deep love for her siblings sees her carry out quiet deeds of heroism in the face of increasing anger and violence meted out by her father. A gift from her thoughtful teacher on her thirteenth birthday, is a turning point in Rose’s life. After hearing Martin Luther King’s inspiring words, she realises that every child can have dreams and what’s more they have a right to expect them to come true.Discovering a family secret gives her newfound strength to confront her distant and ineffective mother about a past event that left lifelong scars which she now sees very differently. In order to save her siblings, Rose realises she must first abandon them, and begins a journey from Otara to Wellington and finally India"--Publisher's website.

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