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Lonesome Howl

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Jake's dad saw the wolf before Jake was born. They say wolves don't live in this country, yet in the night Jake hears it howling, long and lonely. When Jake and Lucy hike to Sheldon Mountain in search of the wolf, Jake is out to prove his dad right or wrong; Lucy is escaping her father's cruelty.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Allen & Unwin Australia
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Ruth Govaerts
Het is ondertussen al een drietal dagen geleden
dat ik dit boek gelezen heb. Gelukkig laten mijn kleine
16-jarige hersentjes het me nog net toe het verhaal te herinneren.
(haha) Toen ik de eerste bladzijdes van dit boek las dacht ik bij mezelf: 'Oh jezus, wat een rare layout, dit leest echt vermoeiend!'
(de zinnen zijn namelijk heel erg vreemd opgesplitst en er staat telkens maar een hele korte tekst op één bladzijde... Arme bomen in Afrika, denk ik dan) Anyway, na een tijdje begon ik er wel aan t
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Kel Sta
Aug 22, 2011 Kel Sta rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Reluctant readers and creators of school curricula
I love that I can say "unpretentious" and "verse novel" about the same book. To me, the verse novel seems the perfect medium for today's young adults, who are used to having their information presented to them in byte-size chunks. A tender and real story with notably Australian characters,drama, love, humour, tension and magic unfolds with dignity and elegance in spare and very natural-sounding verse. I read this in one pre-sleep go, and was impressed with how effortless every sentence seemed. I ...more
Goed, toen ik dit boek ontving in mijn surprise Lemniscaat pakketje, wist ik niet dat het alleen maar uit 'gedichtjes' ofwel versjes zou bestaan. Nog nooit zoiets gelezen, en dus was mijn ervaring ook niet echt super. Ik kan echt niet tegen zinnen die halverwege afgebroken worden, je zult mij dus ook nooit vrijwillig een gedicht zien lezen. Het voelt dan alsof je soort van hyperventilerend de zinnen aan het lezen bent.
Dus. Het enige voordeel was dat ik er doorheen vloog omdat de teksten maar zo
May 29, 2013 Camryn added it
I wasn't sure what to expect of this book, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It takes you through Lucy's life, living with an abusive father who sits in the yard waiting for nothing. You also have Jake, who's Dad is obsessed with the wolf. Their journey together up Sheldon Mountain shows just how a little hope can make things better and that with someone lifting you up you can reach farther.
Ook weer een mooi boek van Steven Herrick, hoewel Aan de rivier en Cold skin me méér raakten.
Juist de eenvoud en de versvorm geven zijn boeken precies de kracht die ze nodig hebben. Er staat geen woord teveel.
Selah Bell
I liked this book because of the form it was written in. It is refreshing to read a whole book as a poem.
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