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Calypso summer / Jared Thomas.

By: Thomas, Jared.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2014Copyright date: ©2013Description: 224 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781922142122 (paperback).Subject(s): Young adult fiction | Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile fiction | Nyunga (Australian people) -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage boys -- Australia -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. Growing up in urban Adelaide and with little understanding of his mother's traditional background, Calypso endeavours to find the appropriate native plants. This leads him to his Nukunu family in Port Augusta and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Keilor Library
Teenage Fiction T THOM Available IA0256253
Junior Deer Park Library
Teenage Fiction T THOM Available IA0256260
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Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. Growing up in urban Adelaide and with little understanding of his mother's traditional background, Calypso endeavours to find the appropriate native plants. This leads him to his Nukunu family in Port Augusta and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge.

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