The loblolly boy (Book, 2009) []
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The loblolly boy

The loblolly boy

Author: James Norcliffe
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
The lobolly boy has the gift of flight. He is invisible to most people, apart from the sensitives; is much coveted by sinister collectors; and he has the power to exchange identities with others. But the children who choose to exchange, often to escape very miserable lives, soon realise that to become one of these magical, Peter Pan like creatures brings complications and dangers they never anticipated. Suggested  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Juvenile works
Children's stories, New Zealand
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Norcliffe
ISBN: 9781742371160 1742371167 9781742371160 9781606840849 1606840843
OCLC Number: 317724055
Notes: Novel for children by a New Zealand author.
Awards: New Zealand Post Junior Fiction, 2010
Description: 215 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: James Norcliffe.


A gripping story about a boy who gains the power of flight, but loses touch with what makes him human. Is the cost of being a loblolly boy too high? Find out in this beautifully written novel for  Read more...


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This is an intriguing and unusual book, part fairy-tale, part social comment. Books for Keeps

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