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My Sister Sif : UQP Australian Classics Ser. - Ruth Park

My Sister Sif

UQP Australian Classics Ser.

By: Ruth Park


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.

Ruth Park

Another in a long line of writers born elsewhere yet able to capture Australian life so beautifully, Ruth Park’s writing has had a lasting effect on both adults and children for over 60 years.

Born in Auckland to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother, Park moved to Australia in 1942 where she had lined up a job with a newspaper.

Her first novel was The Harp in the South, a graphic story of Irish slum life in Sydney, which has been translated into 37 languages. Even though it was acclaimed by literary critics, the book proved controversial with sections of the public due to its candour. It remains her most popular novel and has never been out of print.

Between 1946 and 2004, she received numerous awards for her contributions to literature in both Australia and internationally including the Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings in 1977. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987.

Ruth Park died in December 2010.

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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
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1