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The bower bird

Author: Ann Kelley
Publisher: Edinburgh : Luath Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gussie is twelve years old, loves animals and wants to be a photographer when she grows up. The only problem is that she's unlikely to ever grow up. Gussie needs a heart and lung transplant, but the donor list is as long as her arm and she can't wait around that long. Gussie has things to do: finding her ancestors, coping with her parents' divorce, and keeping an eye out for the wildlife in her garden."--Page 4 of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kelley
ISBN: 9781906307325 1906307326 9781905222797 1905222793 9781906307455 1906307458
OCLC Number: 182730844
Notes: Sequel to: The burying beetle.
Awards: Costa Children's Book of the Year Award, 2007.
Description: 196 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ann Kelley.

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Tells the story of Gussie, a precocious young girl diagnosed with a rare heart condition. Despite this, she is determined to live life to the fullest, experiencing typical adolescent problems such as  Read more...

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'I'm pleased to be able to announce that Gussie... has lived to see another day... with Kelley capturing so beautifully Gussie's optimism and hope.' SUE BAKER'S PERSONAL CHOICE, PUBLISHING Read more...

 
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