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Storm Boy, 50th Anniversary Edition/Thiele, Colin/Paper/1864368047/S035-F
Storm Boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the south Australian coast.
Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured young pelican whose life he saves. From then on, Storm Boy and Mr Percival the pelican become inseparable friends and spend their days exploring the wave-beaten shore and the drifting sandhills. Mr Percival learns to help Storm Boy's father with his fishing and warn the other birdlife whenever poachers are coming, but his part in rescuing a shipwrecked crew leads to great changes in Storm Boy's life.
For forty years Australian children have been captivated by this timeless, unforgettable tale of friendship. Commended by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 1964 and made into a feature film by the South Australian Film Corporation in 1976, Storm Boy has profoundly touched generations of readers and become a classic work of Australian children's literature.