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The Resource Sprite Downberry, Nette Hilton

Sprite Downberry, Nette Hilton

Label
Sprite Downberry
Title
Sprite Downberry
Statement of responsibility
Nette Hilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sprite (about 12 years), is being bullied by some of the girls in her class at school. At home she has a special needs brother (Mozz, aged about 4), an artist father and a sensitive, volatile mother (Sunny), who in fact suffers from a mental illness (not named, but resembles bipolar disorder). Dad becomes frustrated at Sunny's tendency to self-medicate inappropriately (she smokes dope, but this isn't named) and abruptly leaves the family. Immediately, Sunny falls into a deep depression: Sprite returns from school to find Mozz in danger of drowning; Sunny can't get out of bed and he's been left to his own devices. Sprite's quest begins. She knows where Dad is and sets out with Mozz to find him. The journey sees the pair walking unfamiliar streets at night. They encounter danger (potential paedophile), and find a saviour in a streetwise boy who long since ran away from home. In the course of this extremely challenging time, Sprite comes to some realisations about herself and those bullies. Eventually she finds her father, and her mother receives the help she needs. Luther (the saviour) and Sprite have struck up an understanding, but he moves on, pursuing his own quest."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ANL
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For secondary school age
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Sprite Downberry, Nette Hilton
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Sprite Downberry, Nette Hilton
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
140064
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780732285487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP140064
  • (AuCNLKIN)000043071800
  • (OCoLC)271085926
  • (Nz)12539336
  • 140064

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