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Butterfly

Sonya Hartnett


PUBLISHED: 28th September 2009
ISBN: 9780143203056
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On the verge of her fourteenth birthday, Plum knows her life will change. But she has no idea how. Over the coming weeks, her neighbour Maureen will show her how she might fly. And her friends will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down. Who ever forgets what happens when you're fourteen?
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PUBLISHED: 28th September 2009
ISBN: 9780143203056
ANNOTATION:
On the verge of her fourteenth birthday, Plum knows her life will change. But she has no idea how. Over the coming weeks, her neighbour Maureen will show her how she might fly. And her friends will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down. Who ever forgets what happens when you're fourteen?

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On the verge of her fourteenth birthday, Plum knows her life will change. But she has no idea how. Over the coming weeks, her neighbour Maureen will show her how she might fly. And her friends will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down. Who ever forgets what happens when you're fourteen?

Publisher Description

On the verge of her fourteenth birthday, Plum knows her life will change. But she has no idea how. Over the coming weeks, her beautiful neighbour Maureen will show her how she might fly. Her adored older brothers will court catastrophe in worlds that she barely knows exist. And her friends - her worst enemies - will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down. Who ever forgets what happens when you're fourteen?

Author Biography

Sonya Hartnett's work has won numerous Australian and international literary prizes and has been published around the world. Uniquely, she is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her accolades include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Of A Boy), The Age Book of the Year (Of A Boy), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (Thursday's Child), the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for both Older and Younger Readers (Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo and The Children of the King), the Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Surrender), shortlistings for the Miles Franklin Award (for both Of a Boy and Butterfly) and the CILP Carnegie Medal (The Midnight Zoo). Hartnett is also the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2008). In 2014, Hartnett published a new novel for adults, Golden Boys, and her third picture book, The Wild One. True Stories- Close to Home featuring Sonya Hartnett

Prizes

Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010

Product Details

Author
Sonya Hartnett
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143203053
ISBN-13
9780143203056
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-09-28
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
224
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