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John Dale



Children's & Educational;
General fiction (Children's&YA)


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A story of love and loyalty, prejudice and pride, Plenty is the riveting new book from the bestselling author of Huckstepp and The Dogs Are Barking.  Seventeen-year-old Jed White lives with his mum and dad behind the Ampol service station in the small coastal town of Plenty. His girlfriend Chrissy works in the local fish cannery. When a foreign trawler crashes on the rocks one night, Jed and Chrissy figure from the rolls of stained bedding below deck that the boat must have been carrying a lot of people. They soon discover that dozens of refugees are sheltering at a nearby property.

By:   John Dale
Imprint:   XOUM
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781922057587
ISBN 10:   1922057584
Publication Date:   November 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'An authentic voice telling a compelling story for our times.' Peter Corris '[Plenty] covers a great deal of ground ... it would be an excellent school text, not least because of the nuanced way in which it treats the material and the authorial insight ...' The Sydney Morning Herald 'This quietly powerful novella proves there's still a lot to add to the asylum-seeker debate. Plenty - both the novella and the town - might be small, but it's packed full of surprises. Dale's tone is wry but warm, infused with character and a gently ironic sense of humour.' The Newtown Review of Books

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