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Storm boy / Colin Thiele.

By: Thiele, Colin, 1920-2006.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : New Holland, 2018Publisher: ©1963Edition: 55th Anmniversary edition.Description: 76 pages, [16] pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781864368048.Subject(s): Pelicans -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Birds -- Juvenile fiction | Birds -- Juvenile films | Nature stories, Australian -- Juvenile fiction | Australia -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Storm boy and his father live alone in the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming bird life of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured pelican whose life he saves.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This 55th anniversary edition of the Colin Thiele classic is being released to coincide with a new major movie remake of Storm Boy starring Jai Courtney and Geoffrey Rush. Storm Boy is the timeless story of Mike "Storm Boy" Kingley who rescues three pelican chicks after their mother is shot. One of the birds, Mr Percival, forms a very special bond with the boy which brings into focus the conflict between his lifestyle in the remote Coorong of South Australia and the external pressures of society including his schooling. Treasured by generations of children, this is a heartwarming- tale about unusual friendship and unconditional love.

"A bestseller for 55 years" -- Cover.

"Now a major motion picture" -- Cover.

Storm boy and his father live alone in the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming bird life of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured pelican whose life he saves.

First published as The Rim of the Morning by Rigby in 1963.

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Kirkus Book Review

Storm Boy lives in a shack in Australia with his widowed beachcomber father, Hideaway, and his only other acquaintance is their Aborigine neighbor, Fingerbone Bill--until an orphaned pelican becomes the boy's full-time companion. Storm Boy names the bird Mr. Percival and teaches it to play hunt-and-fetch games, and one stormy morning Mr. P. uses his training to help rescue a crew of shipwrecked sailors. But later that year Mr. Percival is shot by duck hunters--and only then does a grieving Storm Boy accept the grateful sailors' offer to send him off to boarding school in Adelaide. First published here in 1963, this lacks the richness and tension of Thiele's later adventure stories, but his feel for atmosphere is evident and John Schoenherr's new, double-page ink drawings play up both the wild Australian setting and the reliable boy-and-pet pathos. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.