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Mar 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd. The book is likely to mean the most to some young adult readers who will find the broad-strokes story inspirational. On the surface it’s the story about a boy and a fish, while deeper down it’s about respect for our environment, the importance of keeping what matters in sight and the love of family.

Jeann Happy Indulgence 28 Bluevack at First published init has been translated into Italian, Dutch and Japanese. He loves a big, old fish that swims with him and he loves his mother, who taught him the ways of the ocean and how to respect it. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. May 12, Moses Kilolo rated it really liked it. Now, for blueabck first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it.

From the author of the bestselling novel “The Ny comes a bewitching fable sure to delight readers of all ages.

It’s not a typical children’s book, reading more like a fairytale than anything else with it’s jaw droppingly beautiful prose, even when describing tragedy and pain. Two rural bueback flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch.

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Blueback (novel)

But it’s a very vivid and colourful story about a boy and a fish he names Blueback. Francine Soleil 28 June at He can’t remember a time when he couldn’t use a mask and snorkel to glide down into the clear deep. Young Adults Ages It’s hard work, but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. The book reminds me a lot of Life of Pi, with the whole concept of the boat and the fish. I guess I don’t like books to lecture me so a fable isn’t my style but the writing style was easy and homely in true Winton form.


His second book, Shallows Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of Albany. Tim Winton has used Blueback as a symbol of our marine wildlife and how it’s paramount to protect our coastline. He decides to go to university to learn about the mysteries of the seas I’m a scientist, a big cheese, but I have never saved a place.

The gang, called greasers, carry on a long-standing war with a group of rich kids, known as Socs, a fight fueled by ignorance and prejudice.

He gets married and his wife and his daughter both are divers. Life is tough out at Longboat Bay.

Blueback by Tim Winton

In Tim Winton’s fiction, chaos waits in the wings, and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. Penguin presents Roald Dahl’s classic Danny the Champion of the Worldread with real warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can’t refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. Katie This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [A big fish and a boy called Abel and Abel gets in a really good friend relationship with the fish and calls him Blueback.

Refresh and try again. For anyone who has ever grown up as a coast dwelling Australian, Winton is a writer that speaks a language you can own.


In fact, he wrote “the best part of three books while at university”. Not everyone around them agrees and so saving the sea and all its creatures becomes a lifelong battle for the two.

It’s supposed to be a children’s book, but really I think it’s a book for all ages.

Dec 25, Judy added it Shelves: Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? The Shepherd’s Hut By: Winton’s writing loses none of it’s eloquence when he writes for children. Kim Scott Narrated by: Murray Jaccob sees a moving shadow in his orchard.

I listened to this in car with my kids aged him and 7 and love the fact they protested every time we had to stop. The story follows Abel from 10 years old to adult. I’ve heard so much about his writing.

Until the day he meets Blueback, the fish that changes his life.

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The sand and salt seems to fall out from between the pages of every book Winton writes set on, in or near the ocean. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the champion of the world. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. She learned by staying put, by watching and listening.