Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke
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Story of Tom Brennan
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The Story of Tom Brennan

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Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke

Book Awards

  • Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2006.
  • Winner of Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature: Older Readers 2005.

Book Description

A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect. For Tom Brennan, life is about rugby, mates and family - until a night of celebration changes his life forever. Tom's world explodes as his brother Daniel is sent to jail and the Brennans are forced to leave the small town Tom's lived in his whole life. Tom is a survivor, but he needs a ticket out of the past just as much as Daniel. He will find it in many forms ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741660920
ISBN-10: 1741660920
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 131mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - J.C. Burke

J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl and Pig Boy. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature. It is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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