John Jagamarra grew up at the Pearl Bay Mission for Aboriginal
children in the far north-west. It was beautiful there, but it wasn't
home. This is a tale for everyone about the pain of separation, and the
strength of the human spirit.
About The Author
Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author, and his books include works for children and adults. His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest-known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults.
Tony's most recent book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to Anthony Hill's remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story.
He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner.
Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian, and their Tenterfield terrier, Lady, who enjoys a life of pampering, walks and treats.
About The Illustrator
Mark Sofilas was born in Bunbury, Western Australia, in 1961. He studied at Perth Technical College, gaining a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1979. After working in design studios and running a successful illustration and design partnership for eight years in Perth, Mark relocated to Melbourne in 1989 and established his own freelance company, which specialised in advertising, publishing and fine artwork. Mark also illustrated Anthony Hill's The Burnt Stick and Spindrift. He currently lives in Sydney.
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Comments about The Burnt Stick:
This is an excellent resource for helping children learn about the stolen generation. The illustrations enhance the text.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 3rd June 1996
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.09