Tony McKenna Jack & Harry

ISBN 13: 9781743159491

Jack & Harry

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The happy routine life of two Perth boys is shattered one November day in 1950 when they are falsely accused of theft. With fabricated evidence mounting against them they decide to run away from their homes and families to avoid prosecution and pooling their meager pocket money they back the winner of the Melbourne Cup and fund an escape.

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This coming-of-age story, set in Australia in 1950, centers on two boys from a safe suburban world. Thinking they're in trouble, the pals decide to run away. Soon, they face new adventures and daunting challenges head-on. David Tredinnick is nothing short of outstanding as the boys travel, meeting a happy-go-lucky Irishman, a soft-spoken priest, an older Aborigine man and his nephew, and many others. Each voice for more than a dozen unique characters sounds perfectly distinct. Tones vary for the boys' parents, a classmate is given a nasal whine, and an Italian miner and a Middle Eastern man have appropriate accents that never waver. It's an exciting trip for the boys and for listeners, as well, as the two mates discover the true definition of home. M.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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ISBN 10:  0975785001 ISBN 13:  9780975785003
Publisher: Australian Arts & Entertainm..., 2005
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