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The Spare Room

Kathryn Lomer

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Queensland Univ. Press
06 September 2004
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA)
This family, she said very slowly, is the Titantic. She looked up at me and added something about an iceberg. Journeys take on many forms ......

Akira is sent by his family to Japan to learn English in Australia, a journey into a world very different from his own. Akira's homestay hosts, the Moffat family, are not quite what he was expecting. But then, what does he know about Australians? In this tender and evocative tale, Kathryn Lomer takes us into two cultures, into lives connected by grief and uncertainty but with hope in common. It is the story of a journey into belonging, understanding and empowerment ...... where the first steps are often the hardest. AWARDS FOR THE SPARE ROOM CBCA Notable Book Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers Children's Peace Literature Award Festival Award for Children's Literature
By:   Kathryn Lomer
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   174g
ISBN:   9780702234774
ISBN 10:   070223477X
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   06 September 2004
Recommended Age:   From 12 To 99
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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