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Author Rubinstein, Gillian.

Title The whale's child / Gillian Rubinstein
Published Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia, 2002


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Description 152 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Premier's Reading Challenge, 7-9
Premier's Reading Challenge, 7-9
Summary Ken is an enthusiastic swimmer who loves nothing more than swimming in the sea. When his best friend Caro gets her driveris licence, the two of them join a swimming squad in the city. But while Caro keeps getting better, Ken struggles to get out of bed. The arrival of his Aunt Maya from Japan changes everything. She tells him the story of the whaleis child and its signficance to his heritage. Suddenly he starts swimming brilliantly and breaking records. What is the connection between Ken, his aunt and the whales? A trip to Japan will give him the answers, but at what cost to himself and his family?
Notes Donor : Lindsay Shaw
Audience For children aged 8-12 years
Subject Animal welfare -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, Australian.
Heredity -- Juvenile fiction.
Heredity -- Fiction.
Premier's Reading Challenge -- Year 7 - Year 9
Swimmers -- Fiction.
Swimmers -- Australia -- Fiction.
Swimmers -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Swimming -- Fiction.
Whales -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Swimming -- Fiction.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 0733614450 (paperback)