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Craig Silvey (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.80
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
March 27, 2012
Pages
312
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781613838068

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About the Author

CRAIG SILVEY wrote his first novel, "Rhubarb," at the age of 19. It became a bestseller and was chosen as the "One Book" for the Perth International Writers Festival. Craig is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes! and lives in Fremantle, Australia.

Reviews

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2011
"The author s keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys...A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller."
Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2011:
"Silvey s sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status."
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2011:
"The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
"Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield."
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"From the Hardcover edition.""