On the Jellicoe Road

Awards:   Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2009. Winner of Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2009. Winner of West Australian Young Reader's Book Awards: Older Readers' Award 2008.
Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Penguin Books Australia
ISBN:  

9780143011194


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 February 2010
Format:   Paperback
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On the Jellicoe Road


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Awards

  • Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2009.
  • Winner of Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2009.
  • Winner of West Australian Young Reader's Book Awards: Older Readers' Award 2008.

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Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence. But Taylor has other things on her mind: a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road ...

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Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Penguin Books Australia
Imprint:   Penguin Books Australia
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.284kg
ISBN:  

9780143011194


ISBN 10:   0143011197
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 February 2010
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Melina Marchetta's first novel, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993, winning the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) among many others. In 2000 it was released as a major Australian film, winning an AFI award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay as well as the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. Melina taught secondary school English and History for ten years, during which time she released her second novel, Saving Francesca, in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006, and Finnikin of the Rock in 2008. Saving Francesca won the CBC Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. On the Jellicoe Road was also published in the US as Jellicoe Road, and it won the prestigious American Library Association's Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature in 2009. In 2008, Melina's first work of fantasy, Finnikin of the Rock, won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel and was shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Award for Older Readers. Melina's novels have been published in more than sixteen countries and twelve languages.

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