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Crow Country : 2012 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Winner for Younger Readers - Kate Constable

Crow Country

2012 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Winner for Younger Readers

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Published: 1st September 2011
For Ages: 9 - 14 years old
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CBCA Book of the Year Awards Winner for Younger Readers 2012

Shortlisted, 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Children's literature award

Book Description

A gripping time-slip adventure, in the tradition of Ruth Park's Playing Beatie Bow.

'Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking.

Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. And Crow has work for you.'

Sadie isn't thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of Boort. But soon she starts making connections - connections with the country, with the past, with two boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows.

When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them?

About the Author

Kate Constable was born in Victoria but spent much of her childhood in Papua New Guinea, without television but within reach of a library where she 'inhaled' stories. She studied Arts/Law at Melbourne University before working part-time for a record company while she began her life as a writer. She has had stories published in Meanjin, Island and other literary magazines. The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea and The Tenth Power form the Chanters of Tremaris series and were her first books, published by Allen + Unwin with very successful overseas sales, followed by a stand-alone novel set in the same world, The Taste of Lightning. She has also written a junior fiction book, Cicada Summer, as well as two books for the popular Girlfriend Fiction series - Always Mackenzie and Winter of Grace. Kate lives in West Preston, Victoria, with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    A little different,

    By Pameth

    from Bunbury WA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational

    Cons

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      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Crow Country:

      This book provides a good perspective on the workings of small country towns and our change in attitudes to indigenous cultural value. A good read

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      4.0

      Crow Country - great tween or teen read

      By Jude

      from Melbourne, Australia

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      Pros

      • Engaging Setting
      • Satisfying Plot
      • Well Written

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        • Older Readers
        • Tween Fiction

        Comments about Crow Country:

        This is a book that you pick up one day and finish the next. Once in, you're hooked until the end. Delightful. Reminded me of Arthur Upfield's Boney mysteries but for a young audience. Bravo.

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        4.0

        Great for 9-10 year olds girls

        By Miki

        from Melbourne, AU

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Crow Country:

          My daughter (aged 10) loved this book. She has difficulty finding books that interest her and she was fascinated by the book. She normally takes weeks to read a book but finished it in days as she couldn't put it down.

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          4.0

          Fabulous!

          By Cati

          from Melbourne, AU

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

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            • Suitable Yr 7 - 9 Student
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            Comments about Crow Country:

            As a secondary teacher, this book will be a recommended read for Year 7-9 students interested in Indigenous and environmental issues. An easy read that transports you into the life of the characters.

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            "[An] exciting mystery." --"School Library Journal"

            ISBN: 9781742373959
            ISBN-10: 174237395X
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 9 - 14 years old
            For Grades: 7 - 8
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 252
            Published: 1st September 2011
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.3
            Weight (kg): 0.24