Blueback has ratings and reviews. Suzanne said: A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adultho. I fell in love with Tim Winton when I read That Eye the Sky many years ago, he’s written quite a few kids’ books too, the finest being Blueback. Buy Blueback from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks.

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Tim Winton tells another story based on the ocean, a riddle of nature versus human spoiling, in his calm and steady mann A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adulthood. Return to Book Page.

Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through. In a coastal area in Australia, Abel and his mum lead a quiet, yet challenging life, in harmony with the environment around them.

Views Read Edit View history. He meets an old groper He doesnt seem to care much at first, but then he names it Blueback. On an idyllic stretch of coast whose waters teem with fish, he lives a simple, tough existence.

I have just handed the paper version to reading friend and had to read it again before Oh what a beautiful little tale. I picked this up as it’s part winto the Penguin Australian Children’s Classics series which I adore and even though I had not actually heard of this particular Tim Winton book before, it is so deserving as being part of this collection.

I haven’t rated this higher as it was a little too short I read it in under an hourand while I loved the writing, it was missing that Winton spark that elevates his stories to the upper echelons.


Jul 03, Betty rated it it was ok. My mother even enjoyed it and she said “I really enjoyed the ending and thought it was sweet and touching”. I was going to read If Winto Staybut it’s going to be bluebac few days before it would be back in the library.

Although the storyline follows Abel from the age of ten up until he’s in his thirties, it’s his mother that is the shining example of an environmental warrior. I loved this dearly and know the world of Abel, Dora An absolutely magical, perfect slice of life. The thing is, Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. He is now one of Australia’s most esteemed novelists, writing for both adults and children. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find.

Dec 25, Judy added it Shelves: Louis Sachar Narrated by: But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he’s not safe wintno entanglement. Blueback is heart capturing story that all should read. The stor Blueback is a deceptively easy novella about vlueback boy, Abel, growing up with his mother, Dora, in a hamlet on the coast of Western Australia. Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of Albany.

In fact, he wrote “the best part of three books while at university”. A simple yet very sincere telling of a boys life attached to the ocean from babyhood to adulthood.

Winton writes so evocatively about the sea that you feel you’re in there and you never want to leave. Feb bluebaack, Jay rated it it was ok Shelves: What defines a family?

In Tim Winton’s fiction, chaos waits in the wings, and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control.

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Wonder is the funny, sweet iwnton incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Its brief enough to be read in an afternoon, but deep and wise enough to stay with you a thousand afternoons after. Towards the end the story wingon a little rushed and I lost my connection to the boy as he grew into a man. His prose is straightforward, without embellishment and every time he writes about the sea you can feel the glueback slide over your skin. Winton’s own life has also been shaped by havoc.


Blueback is a deceptively easy novella about a boy, Abel, growing up with his mother, Dora, in a hamlet on the coast of Western Australia. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

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And on the verandah of the Stubbses house, a small dog is torn screaming from its leash by something unseen. Mar 23, James Ovidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the bluebac, of diving, of sea life and simple life, and his love for his mother. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening.

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There’s been a lot wintoon talk about Tim Winton being an amazing author, so I just thought to give one of his novels a go since it was right there in the library today. As the years pass, things change, but one thing seems to remain constant: Jan 22, Adam rated it liked it. Publisher’s Summary Abel Jackson loves to dive. I hadn’t heard of Tim Winton prior to reading Blueback, but the popular award winning Australian author is an incredible ambassador for Australian Marine Conservation Society and has been decalred a Living Treasure by the National Trust, and I can certainly see why.