Vinnie'S War

Awards:   Commended for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Children's Fiction 2012. Commended for Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2012 (Australia) Short-listed for Children's Fiction category 2012 (Australia) Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Upper Primary Children 2012.
Author:   David McRobbie
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
ISBN:  

9781742375762


Pages:   216
Publication Date:   01 June 2011
Recommended Age:   From 9
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Commended for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Children's Fiction 2012.
  • Commended for Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2012 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Children's Fiction category 2012 (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Upper Primary Children 2012.

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Just then came: crump, CRUMP, CRUMP! Three bombs in quick succession, coming frighteningly close. With each explosion, the ground shook. Dust and chips fell from the ceiling. Everyone in the shelter gasped at the same time. Vinnie held his breath, waiting for the fourth bomb, but it didn't come.When Vinnie is sent away from the bombs in London, he has no idea what awaits him. All he has left of his old life is his harmonica.On the train, Vinnie meets fierce Kathleen, sweet Joey and gangly Dobbs. The evacuee children find themselves thrown together in the country town of Netterfold, which seems beautiful and peaceful - until they meet the locals.There is a war raging across Europe, but Vinnie and his friends soon find they have their own war to fight as they face up to terrifying teachers, bad billets, and hostile neighbourhood kids who set out to make their lives as 'vaccies' miserable. And when things start to go missing, they discover that there are mysteries lurking in Netterfold's shadows, just waiting to be solved.Through music and friendship, can Vinnie make peace and finally find a place where he belongs?

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Author:   David McRobbie
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.207kg
ISBN:  

9781742375762


ISBN 10:   1742375766
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   01 June 2011
Recommended Age:   From 9
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Young adult ,  Children / Juvenile ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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[A] lively historical tale. --Booklist Online


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David McRobbie is the author of many best-selling books for children and young adults. He has published more than thirty titles since 1990, and many of his stories have been adapted for television, including the very funny Wayne series, Eugenie Sandler PI, Fergus McPhail and the gripping thriller See How They Run. His young adult novel Tyro was shortlisted for the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.David's background is a varied one: he has worked as a ship's engineer, a primary school teacher, a college lecturer, a parliamentary researcher in Papua New Guinea, and a radio and television producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He writes full-time.

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