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Boy from the Mish, The


Boy from the Mish, The

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SKU: 9781760525880 Categories: , Tag: Product ID: 130071


Title: Boy from the Mish, The
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
Price: $20.00
Publishing status: Active

‘I don’t paint so much anymore,’ I say, looking to my feet.

‘Oh. Well, I got a boy who needs to do some art. You can help him out,’ Aunty Pam says, like I have no say in the matter, like she didn’t hear what I just said about not painting so much anymore. ‘Jackson, this is Tomas. He’s living with me for a little while.’

It’s a hot summer, and life’s going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It’s almost Christmas, school’s out, and he’s hanging with his mates, teasing the visiting tourists, avoiding the racist boys in town. Just like every year, Jackson’s Aunty and annoying little cousins visit from the city – but this time a mysterious boy with a troubled past comes with them… As their friendship evolves, Jackson must confront the changing shapes of his relationships with his friends, family and community. And he must face his darkest secret – a secret he thought he’d locked away for good.

Compelling, honest and beautifully written, The Boy from the Mish is about first love, identity, and the superpower of self-belief.

‘A book I’ve been searching for over my whole career… [it] awed me with the power of its storytelling.’ DAVID LEVITHAN, Scholastic US Editorial Director

‘Honest. Funny. Beautiful. This book is all the things.’ GABBIE STROUD

ISBN: 9781760525880
Dimension: 198mm X 128mm
Pages: 288

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Dimensions 198 × 128 mm