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My Sister Sif - Ruth Park

Paperback

Published: 2nd February 2009
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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Fourteen-year-old Erika and her older sister Sif are desperately homesick and want to flee their life in the city. Their island home, Rongo, and their family are calling them.

Arriving on Rongo, a green dot in the Pacific, they find the locals frightened by the changes to their world, and cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Even in this paradise, Erika and her family feel the threat of the encroaching world.

And it isn't only Erika's home that needs her attention. Henry Jacka, a young American shell-collector, catches Sif 's eye and uncovers a long-guarded family secret. Only the determined Erika can prevent him from revealing it.

Ruth Park's prophetic tale, My Sister Sif, is a distinctive, much-loved classic by one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors. It will

appeal to a whole new generation of young Australian readers.

About The Author

RUTH PARK, one of Australia's well-known and best-loved writers, has written many books for children, including the ever-popular Muddle-Headed Wombat series. Her book for young readers Playing Beatie Bow won several international awards, and has been made into a film. My Sister Sif was shortlisted for the 1987 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. Ruth Park lives in Sydney.

ISBN: 9780702237010
ISBN-10: 0702237019
Series: UQP Australian Classics Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd February 2009
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.6  x 1.600
Weight (kg): 18.0

Ruth Park

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.

She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letter from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010

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