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Author Herrick, Steven, author

Title The simple gift : a novel / Steven Herrick
Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Standardized Book Services, 2001
St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2000


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Description 205 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series UQP young adult fiction
UQP young adult fiction.
Contents Champagne Billy -- Bendarat -- Caitlin -- The hobo hour -- Work -- Friends -- The simple gift -- Closing in -- Locks and keys -- Old Bill -- The hobo sky
Summary A life-affirming free-verse novel for young adults, this is an honest and refreshing look at homelessness without the grunge. It is an uncomplicated love story which is certain to appeal to the wide audience this talented writer/performer has already attracted
Analysis Australian
Notes "Free verse novel"--Cover p. [4]
Audience Young adults
Notes Children's Peace Literature Award, Psychologists for the Prevention of War, Australian Psychological Society, 2001
Subject Australian fiction.
Australian literature -- 20th century.
Australian poetry.
Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Homelessness -- Juvenile literature.
Narrative poetry -- Australia.
Narrative poetry, Australian.
Novels in verse -- Australia.
Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Poetry.
Self-reliance -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers -- Juvenile literature.
Young adult fiction.
Genre/Form Novels in verse.
LC no. 2001411763
ISBN 0702231339 (paperback)
Other Titles Simple gift