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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The story follows Abel from 10 years old to adult. Seriously, with Winton, you cannot lose.

It’s supposed to be a children’s book, but really I think it’s a book for all ages. Throughout Abel’s lifetime, his mother has seen illegal poachers who threaten to destroy the Bay by illegal fishing, developers who want to spoil the magic of the serene coastal property, raising a child alone with no support and living off the land to make ends meet. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. I remember my mother reading this to me as a young boy.

Jaxie dreads going home. People who bought this also bought I guess I don’t like books to lecture me so a fable isn’t my style but the writing style was easy and homely in true Winton form. It made me homesick even though I was home and the story was set halfway around the world.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Encompassing the life of a certain Abel and a fish named Blueback, it contains important lessons about life, the sea, and conservation. Winton’s writing loses none of it’s eloquence when he writes for children.


Blueback – Reading Australia

But they’re sure they can achieve their dream, if only they can get to Australia. 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 nourish it. It’s a tale about the sea, and Abel’s and Dora’s love for the sea, and how it permeates their lives. Roald Dahl Narrated by: When the modern world comes to his patch of sea, Abel wonders what can stand in its way.

Feb 10, Charlotte rated it did not like it. I haven’t rated this higher as it was a little too short I read it in under an hourand while I loved the writing, it was missing that Winton spark that elevates his stories to the upper echelons. Nov 20, Ashley rated it it was ok.

Blueback (novel)

Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude and who finds wisdom through living in harmony with all forms of life. In a coastal area in Australia, Abel wintn his mum lead a quiet, yet challenging life, in harmony with the environment around them. He meets an old groper He doesnt seem to care much at first, but then he names it Blueback.

This book is not thrilling to read but is really accessible to all readers. Sep 15, Creative Kids Tales rated it really liked it. Tim Winton Narrated by: Winton’s own life has also wknton shaped by havoc. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. But its plot simplicity—in addition to subplots left undeveloped–and stylistic directness and bareness seem to place it more appropriately among his works for youth.


Blueback (novel) – Wikipedia

An American coming-of-age classic, a story of friendship and social prejudice among a gang of friends. Blueback by Tim Winton.

Published March 1st by Scribner first published This is my first Tim Winton book, and based on my enjoyment of this novella, I’ll be looking for more from him. I could imagine that this book would make a fantastic read-aloud and spark some great discussions among primary school students, inquiring tin our responsibilities in sharing the planet with all other living things.

Preview — Blueback by Tim Winton.

Blueback details the life of Abel Jackson, who lives with his mother Dora in a traditional house in Longboat Bay. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too?

The gang, called greasers, carry on a long-standing war with a group of rich kids, known as Socs, a fight fueled by ignorance and prejudice. Tom Keely’s reputation is in ruins.