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Rhyming Boy

Steven Herrick



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Queensland Univ. Press
30 June 2008
Jayden Hayden, wordsmith, a.k.a rhyming boy doesn't have a dad - just a mum obsessed with Jayden Finch, the footballer, and an embarrassing name that gets him teased. When a school father-son day is announced, Jayden's quest for answers becomes a puzzle he needs to solve, and quickly. Could Jayden Finch be more than just a footballer? With the help of his an-answer-to-every-question friend Saskia, he aims to track down his namesake and his father all in one go. From the award-winning poet and author, Steven Herrick, comes a novel about a young boy's search for family, friendship and well . . . footballers.
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 194mm,  Width: 125mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   164g
ISBN:   9780702236730
ISBN 10:   070223673X
Pages:   180
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Young adult ,  English as a second language ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Rhyming Boy

Carefully researched and engagingly written, this fine book deserves to be read by everyone interested in Indonesian Islam, as well as by the general reader curious about the varieties and future of Muslim politics. -- Robert W. Hefner, Professor of Anthropology, Associate Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University. Giora Eliraz's book represents a valuable addition to the all too sparse collection of scholarly writing on Islam in the world's largest Muslim nation. With very few exceptions, most such studies are the work of area specialists with a deep understanding of their country of study but comparatively little knowledge of the Middle East. Eliraz's book is very different; it is the fruit of a sharp academic mind honed through decades of study of modernist Islamic thought and related movements in the Arab world now turned upon parallel developments in Indonesia. The result is a very well informed study uniquely enriched by the ability to read developments in Southeast Asia from a Middle Eastern perspective. Consequently anyone seeking to understand Indonesian Islam and its global context will benefit from this work - regardless of whether they are seasoned observers or are coming to this increasingly important subject for the first time. -- Greg Barton.

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