Blueback has ratings and reviews. Suzanne said: A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adultho. I fell in love with Tim Winton when I read That Eye the Sky many years ago, he’s written quite a few kids’ books too, the finest being Blueback. Buy Blueback from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks.
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Humphrey Bower, Caroline Lee Length: Winton has a really strong connection with the sea and surf culture and he has a great respect for it, and I think that’s evident in this This is a little fable by Tim Winton, and even though I really don’t like Tim Winton, or his writing style, I liked this book.
Blueback is heart capturing story that all should read.
But the magic of Blueback isn’t only confined to the storyline, but the series of Penguin’s Australian Children’s Classics are all simply stunning. It was simply beautiful. His prose is straightforward, without embellishment and every time he writes about the sea you can feel the water slide over your skin. Sep 15, Creative Kids Tales rated it really liked it.
What a stunning little book, and what tremendous restraint Winton has used in keeping it small. First published init has been translated into Italian, Dutch and Japanese. This is my first Tim Winton book, and based on my enjoyment of this novella, I’ll be timm for more from him. Wintoon the Champion of the World By: The term ‘modern fable’ is missing from this edition, which feels very modern and gorgeous with its vibrant blue papers and illustrations by Allison Colpoys.
The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. Jamal and Bibi have a dream.
It’s supposed to be a children’s book, but really I think it’s a book for all ages. Jun 15, Robert Ditterich rated it it was amazing Shelves: Divorced and unemployed, he’s lost faith in everything precious to him.
Jan 22, Adam rated it liked it. She learned by staying put, by watching and listening. Jan einton, Kerri Green rated it liked it.
An American coming-of-age classic, a story of friendship and social prejudice among a gang of friends. He can’t remember a time when he couldn’t use a mask and snorkel to glide down into the clear deep. The thing is, Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. It is a very touching story that is set in a Coastal town in Australia, called Longboat Bay. A few times during the course of the book, Winton dangles cliched plot-lines in front of iwnton reader.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Winton writes so evocatively about the sea that you feel you’re in there and you never want to leave.
Nothing will ever be the same again. Blueback is a great novel, it’s an easy read and I recommend it to all ages. Winton’s own life has also been shaped by havoc.
It’s just him and his mother in the house at Longboat Bay, but Abel has friends in the sea, particularly the magnificent old groper he meets when diving.
I’ve heard so much about his writing. I’m a scientist, a big cheese, but I have never saved a place. It’s a desperate, daring plan, to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. National Library of Australia. It’s a very inspiring novel, that allows you to use your imagination and may even change some people’s views on the subject.
Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. Open Preview See a Problem?