One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the story an adolescent girl and her eight-year-old brother, sole survivors of an air crash in the Australian desert. They meet an Aborigine boy who cannot speak any English but shows them how to stay alive.
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(190mm x 133mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
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US Kirkus Review »
A re-issue of James Vance Marshall's "minor classic" - this small book which appeared on another list in 1961 and tells of two young castaways in the desolate Australian Northern Territory. Although he has replicated this experience in later works, they have never achieved the concentrated effectiveness of this one. No illustrations (remembering the original, a good thing) and synchronized with motion picture appearance. (Kirkus Reviews)
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