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The River and the Book by [Croggon, Alison]
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Length: 114 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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The book is a slim one and yet manages to encompass Simbala's journey beautifully. [...]I recommend this book for teachers who wish to teach their students about the deeper issues of exploitation and disparate power among people. I recommend this book also for people looking for an unforgettable tale about a strong woman who takes what courage she has and forges a path of her own, meeting different people and learning to think beyond her horizons. Strongly recommended. * The Book Wars blog * This is a powerful and moving story about the exploitation of indigenous people by the First World. * Parents in Touch * This lyrical tale is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greediness. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *

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Simbala is a Keeper of the Book, the latest in a long line of women who can read the Book to find answers to the villagers’ questions. As developers begin to poison the river on which the villagers rely, the Book predicts change. But this does not come in the form that they expect; it is the sympathetic Westerner who comes to the village who inflicts the greatest damage of all.

The River and the Book is an atmospheric young adult novel by award-winning Australian poet and author Alison Croggon. Combining magical realism and fable, this lyrical tale for younger readers and teens is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greediness. Alison's latest YA novel is Black Spring.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1741 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Australia (1 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0131WFUSA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #484,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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