Blueback has ratings and reviews. Suzanne said: A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adultho. I fell in love with Tim Winton when I read That Eye the Sky many years ago, he’s written quite a few kids’ books too, the finest being Blueback. Buy Blueback from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks.

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Enthralled by the wonderful experi Down through the centuries the Jackson family had always earned their living from the sea, from the old days of whaling and fishing, to the modern times of abalone harvesting. If the sea is ultimately where we come from, and it seems we did, then it’s our source, our ancestral life and we are obliged to wknton it.

What defines a family? But you know, my mother is still the one who understands it. This is a little fable by Tim Winton, and even though I really don’t wintob Tim Winton, or his writing style, I liked this book.

Across the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. For anyone who has ever grown up as a coast dwelling Australian, Winton is a writer that speaks a language you can own.

Blueback by Tim Winton

b,ueback The default value for Tim Winton is “amazing”. Seriously, with Winton, you cannot lose. Every day the boy helps his mother earn their living from wihton sea and the land. The play then returned to Fremantle inand performed at the Mandurah Performing Arts Theatre inbefore returning to Fremantle again in But these are mere red herrings, and he soon cuts that bait and moves on to better, and less predictable, things.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 10, Charlotte rated it did not like it. The thing is, Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. Murray Waldron first published in The Weekend Australian “.

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His descrip Blueback is one of those beautiful cross over books written fro children, but with so much to offer adults as winto.

Down through the centuries the Jackson family had always earned their living from the sea, from the old days of whaling and fishing, to the modern times of abalone harvesting.

I love it more with each read. I hadn’t heard of Tim Winton prior to reading Blueback, but the popular award winning Australian author is an incredible ambassador for Australian Marine Conservation Society and has been decalred a Living Treasure by the National Trust, and I can certainly see why.

Mar 23, James Ovidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can see why it makes a great student text for environmental studies. Mar 17, Suzanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty winto a grown man. We had to read this for school in year 5.

Blueback (novel)

Jan 22, Adam rated it liked it. His prose is straightforward, without embellishment and every time he writes about the sea you can feel the water slide over your skin.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She’s part of the bay. Blueback is a great novel, it’s an easy read and I recommend it to all ages.

Blueback: A Contemporary Fable

To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. It’s a very inspiring novel, that allows glueback to use your imagination and may even change some people’s views on the subject.

It’s a tale about the sea, and Abel’s and Dora’s love for the sea, and how it permeates their lives. For those who have never seen a Blue Groperthey are incredibly majestic and can be found in a variety in coastal waters throughout Australia, including exposed reefs. A beautiful – at times magical – story, with an important message, that moved me to tears I know, I am easily moved but still, this story might get to other readers too He has won many other prizes, including the Miles Franklin Award three times: An absolutely magical, perfect slice of life.

They know it won’t be easy. Open Bkueback See a Problem? The book is likely to mean the most to some young adult readers who will find the broad-strokes story inspirational.