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David Metzenthen

Autor(a) de Boys Of Blood & Bone

45 Works 557 Membros 16 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

David Metzenthen had an Honour Book at the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards with his title, One Minute's Silence. This title also made the Nib's Anzac Centenary Literary Prize shortlist. In 2016 his book, Dreaming the Enemy, won a Queensland Literary Award in mostrar mais the Young Adult category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por David Metzenthen

Boys Of Blood & Bone (2003) 61 exemplares
Black Water (2007) 41 exemplares
Jarvis 24 (2009) 34 exemplares
One Minute's Silence (2014) 29 exemplares
Stony Heart Country (1999) 24 exemplares
Rodney, the Surfing Duck (1999) 21 exemplares
Fort Island (1600) 21 exemplares
Johnny Hart's Heroes (1996) 20 exemplares
Gilbert's ghost train (1997) 19 exemplares
The Rainbirds (2006) 19 exemplares
Tigerfish (2014) 17 exemplares
The Colour of Sunshine (2000) 16 exemplares
Winning the World Cup (2007) 15 exemplares
Wildlight: A Journey (2002) 15 exemplares
Spider! (2004) 15 exemplares
Brocky's Bananagram (1994) 14 exemplares
Dreaming the Enemy (2016) 14 exemplares
Finn & the Big Guy (1997) 13 exemplares
Roller-coaster (2005) 13 exemplares
TIFF and the Trout (2004) 12 exemplares
The Hand-Knitted Hero (1999) 11 exemplares
Last Chance Cabin (1999) 10 exemplares
Anton rocks on (2004) 10 exemplares
Danger wave (1990) 8 exemplares
Roadie (1995) 6 exemplares
Falling forward (1998) 5 exemplares
One Runaway Rabbit (2020) 5 exemplares
The Only Pony (2008) 5 exemplares
Save our sharks! (2012) 3 exemplares
Cody and Zero (1999) 2 exemplares
The Red Boxing Gloves (2002) 2 exemplares
Freda the free-range chook (2012) 2 exemplares
Lefty Lemon kicks goals (1997) 1 exemplar
Last Chance Hut (1999) 1 exemplar
Squidnapped! (2010) 1 exemplar
Mick the mimic (1998) 1 exemplar
Animal instinct (1996) 1 exemplar
The Diary of Fat Robby Pile (1997) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Local de nascimento
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
children's book author



Vietnam veteran, difficulty adjusting to return
AnnC01 | 1 outra crítica | Dec 20, 2017 |
Farren has lost his Mother, then his father goes missing at sea. His brother is at war. Some well written scenes describing a fishing village. Fares house set at a river mouth surrounded with water birds. hunting, fishing, boat races, ship wrecks, lost treasure. After the loss of his Mother and Father warren finds his new place in the world through new friendships and relating to his brother in a new way. I like that the gap that was left by this parents is filled for a while by little Souki a child surviver of a ship wreck. A great way of stepping into the shoes of those that were left behind during WWI.… (mais)
Breony | 3 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2017 |
This was OK. I really liked the bantering between the boys - he certainly has an ear for boy conversation.
mmacd3814 | 3 outras críticas | May 30, 2016 |
Reviewed for VPRC. I got that this was a take on how the Vietnam vets settled into life back in Australia but Johnny Shoebridge's story stumped me for a couple of reasons - the memory/flashback/supposition of Johnny towards the generic fighter Khan ( his enemy) was strange, and his "I have PSTD " but then "I don't" in the real world was hard to grasp and accept.
Johnny has come back from Vietnam and sets off on a road trip to help clear his head before he confronts his girlfriend Jilly and the families of his two best mates who died in Vietnam. On the way he "imagines " the life of his opposing Viet Cong soldier called Khan who also loses two friends and hunts for the girlfriend he lost after the war.
On his travels, Johnny spends time in a sleepy NSW coastal town where he learns the bush is not his enemy. He eventually gets up the nerve to visit the families of his two mates and then finally travel to Carlton to catch up with Jilly.
I found it really hard to accept his musings on Khan. He creates a whole world for this soldier - friends, life in the tunnel, a commanding officer and then life after with non-communist friends and a search for his lost love. I don't think any Vietnam Vet would have felt this way, nor would they have created such an elaborate worls for their enemy in their head . Yes, maybe 20 years down the track , it might have happened but not fresh off the plane!
The book is well written but this stuck with me - it is not plausible.
… (mais)
nicsreads | 1 outra crítica | Apr 25, 2016 |



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