The Bone Sparrow
Buy this and your school gets £1.44 to spend on books Orders of £10 or more will earn 20% of your order value back in Scholastic Rewards for your school. Find out more about Scholastic Rewards
This product has not been rated yet.
0 reviews (Add a review)
Winner of the CILIP Amnesty Honour 2017. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.
Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and the power of a story to speak for anyone who’s ever struggled to find a safe home.
’...a special book’ – Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE series
Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he’s at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie.
Carrying a notebook that she’s unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck – both talismans of her family’s past and the mother she’s lost – Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence.
As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie’s family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.
8110 in Schools Catalogue 2024/25
January 5th, 2017
Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as
they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring
the right book gets to the right child at the right time.
For more details see What is a lexile?.
AR book level: 4.9; Upper years; 8.0 points
This product has not been reviewed yet.
Add a review
Customers also bought
30copiesAnimal Farm x30
6copiesAnimal Farm x6
30copiesPig-Heart Boy x 30
30copiesHoles x 30
6copiesPig-Heart Boy x 6
- To Kill a Mockingbird
Here Lies Arthur
6copiesHoles x 6
The Graveyard Book
Alex Rider #9: Scorpia Rising
- Death Sets Sail
His Dark Materials #1: Northern Lights (Wormell edition)
The Lighthouse Keeper: The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe
The Illustrated Mum
- The Wolf Wilder
- What Stars Are Made Of
- A Hoarder Hill Adventure #3: The Spellbound Tree
- The Last Kids on Earth
- Ready Player One
- Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!
- Pablo: Goodnight Pablo
My Many Coloured Days
- The Brightstorm Chronicles #2: Darkwhispers
An Island of Our Own
- Scholastic Classics: Moonfleet
- The Insiders
- Harley Hitch #2: Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon