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Bone talk

Author: Candy Gourlay
Publisher: Oxford : David Fickling Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear and axe to fight with. His best friend, Luki, wants all the same things - but she is a girl, and no girl has ever become a warrior. But everything changes when a

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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candy Gourlay
ISBN: 9781788450188 1788450183 9781338349634 1338349635
OCLC Number: 1084713670
Notes: Originally published : 2018.
Awards: Short-listed for Costa Children's Book Award 2018
Description: 246 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Candy Gourlay.


A coming of age story set in a remote village in the Philippines, about growing up, discovering yourself and the impact of colonialism on native peoples and their lives.  Read more...


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'One of the standout titles of the year' The Independent ; 'Very special' The Times ; 'Gourlay's evocative writing grips from the outset' The Guardian ; 'A master storyteller' The Scotsman ; 'Vividly Read more...

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