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Nanberry : Black Brother White - Jackie French

Nanberry

Black Brother White

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Published: 1st August 2011
For Ages: 13+ years old
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For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
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It’s 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own.

This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world - one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo. No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl, saved from the death penalty, to become a great lady in her own right.

‘Five Stars’ - ‘..All the characters are well drawn with distinct voices and French offers two strong female characters in Rachel and Maria. ‘Nanberry: Black Brother White’ is a powerful novel, it would fit excellently into the Australian school curriculum but it will also satisfy any reader aged 11 and up including grown-ups’

About The Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Easy to read (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Well written (3)

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5.0

Great book

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational. Especially for history projects
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about Nanberry:

    Wish my grandson could have read it before doing a history project on convict life for school.

     
    5.0

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    from Australia

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read

    Cons

    • Not What I Expected

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Nanberry:

    Enjoyable easy read

     
    5.0

    Great Book!

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    from Earth

    About Me Casual Reader

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Some Parts are Confusing

    Best Uses

    • Any Aged Readers

    Comments about Nanberry:

    This book is truly amazing. Worth a read and worth reading more than once. This book is informative and good for any ages. It is interesting the ways that Nanberry can live 2 or more lifestyles at the same time. DEFINITELY worth reading!

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    5.0

    A good read for early teen and older

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    from Sydney

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    Pros

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

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        Comments about Nanberry:

        Good historical fiction read for early teen to adult. Nanberry remains our little hero throughout and the story backdrop provides a tangible insight into early European settlement in Sydney Cove, for better and worse. Great as a guided read option for Stage 3 re Aust History.

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        Jackie French

        Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

        Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

        Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

        In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

        Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9780732290221
        ISBN-10: 0732290228
        Series: .
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 13+ years old
        For Grades: 7 - 9
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 1st August 2011
        Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.0
        Weight (kg): 0.22