Thursday's Child by Sonya Hartnett
  

Synopsis

Thursday's Child by Sonya Hartnett

A moving and epic tale of one family's fortunes in the 1920s Australian outback, winner of the 2002 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. During the long, hungry years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute's family struggles to cope with life on the hot, dusty land. Her younger brother Tin seeks refuge in the contrast of an ancient subterranean world. A world that nurtures, but - as disturbing events in the community reveal - can also kill. A world that is silent, yet absorbs secrets. A world that has the power to change lives for ever.

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* The writing never falters. The book has an immensely powerful realisation of pace, compelling characters, soul-tearing moments, and atmosphere that seeps into your life. Books For Keeps * Beautifully written, subtle and haunting. The Scotsman

About the Author

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett was born in Melbourne, the second of six children. Her first book, Trouble All the Way, was written when she was just thirteen and published two years later. Since then she has gone on to write numerous successful novels, including The Ghost's Child, and has won many awards including the 2002 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the prestigious Age Book of the Year in Australia and most recently the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2008. Sonya lives in Australia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 16

Author

Sonya Hartnett
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Author's Website

www.sonyahartnett.com.au/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd March 2017

ISBN

9781406308525


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