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I cried over this book as a child On rereading it as an adult to my kids I marvelled at how perfectly written it is what a beautiful, heartwrenching story set in an area I know well. Currently reading, but I had read it as a child My brother sent it to me when he visited Australia I was eleven, or so.I am rereading to see why I loved it so, and why some of the story has stayed with me after all these years And I do still love it I love the quietness of it, the feel of the salt air on my face as I read I can hear the birds, I swear I can.Yes, I still love this book, and still want to visit this rugged coast, just maybe not in the Winter. 4 StarsThe bond between boy and bird is strong in this Australian classic It's such a powerful and moving story considering the limited page count. Was not expecting to cry at a children’s book this morning The reason I'm giving this 3 stars is not so much because I liked it, but because the author was kind to me as 9yr old Our class read this in primary school and then Colin Thiele came to our school for a QA session We were asked to write a thank you letter to him and, remembering that he had arthritis, I mentioned this in my letter His response to the class came back with the line, And yes, Ruby, my AUTHORITUS is much better now, thank you Haha! Yes Let's all pretend I did that on purpose. Storm Boy is an Australian childrens classic, first published in 1964, it has endured the decades and has been remade into film and performed live on stage.   It's the latter which prompted me to borrow this book as I'm thinking of going to see it at QPAC, our peforming arts centre.   It's downright unAustralian to have grown up without having read this at some point, and yet somehow I'd missed out on the experience.Colin Thiele has brought to life the story of a young boy living in a remote South Australian location.    He lives with his father, Hideaway, in a humpy with nature filling the roles of backyard, educator and friend.    Storm Boy has such compassion for the wildlife, paricularly the birds, in their area.     This story is focussed upon his friendship with Mr Percival, one of three pelicans he rescued and hand raised when their mothers' nest was vandalised.  Though all three pelicans were released Mr Percival returned and remained by Storm Boys side.   It's a lovely, moving story for children and I'm glad to finally understand why it has remained a favourite for young readers (and their parents).   3.5 stars Finally got my hands on a copy of this little classic For such a little novel it left me with such a big impression. I don't know if I read Storm Boy when I was child, but I did see the movie, and grew up visiting Mr Percival at Marineland (well, the pelican who played him) Colin Thiele (who died in 2006 at 85) is a South Australian Icon, and his books are a part of our social history It was a joy to read this story with my daughter, so evocative, so sad, so beautiful.First published in 1963, Storm Boy explores the relationship between a boy and his friend, even when the friend is a pelican, as well as touching on hunting, conservation, and the isolation, remoteness, and hardships of parts of Australia But his poetic narrative also imbues the reader with a feeling of the place you can smell the sea, feel the wind, and hear the birds.Just beautiful.It does have a difficult ending, but it's sad / not sad Heartwarming even as you tear up.We cried.This book is ahead of it's time The Indigenous character, Fingerbone, is woven intelligently through the story as an equal without stereotyping or infantalising Thiele's approach to conservation and the environment speaks to the nature lover, but he takes a realistic, adult approach But mostly his love of the land speaks to every reader.Note there are parts of the book parents may not approve.(view spoiler)[ Storm Boy goes with his father to live in this lonely place at the age of 4 Just him, his Dad, and the nearby Fingerbone Hunting, guns, and birds being shot and killed Storm Boy doesn't go to school He is 10 and can't read It isn't A Big Deal and I'm not sure how much a child would notice, but you may care (hide spoiler)] {Free Epub} é Storm Boy â Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean After a pelican mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues the three chicks, and nurses them back to health He names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival After he releases them, his favourite, Mr Percival, returns The story then concentrates on the conflict between his lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend a school, and the fate of the pelican Having previously lived not far from Goolwa and The Coorong, and also having been entertained by Mr Percival (from the movie) at the Adelaide Zoo as a youngster, I felt quite sentimental rereading this book after so many years The book was standard fare to South Australian (and Australian) schoolchildren in the 1970s and early 1980s, and upon rereading, I was surprised how little the book had dated over the years For me, the book still evoked the same raw emotions as they did 30 years ago when I first read the story I have always loved the indigenous Fingerbone Bill character (played by David Gulpilil in the movie) and the empathy and bond he shared with the young Storm Boy They both shared an instinctive and protective love of their environment which is as relevant today as the day Storm Boy was written A powerful YA story packed into a short 60ish pages that is still valid today and can be read in conjunction with the equally powerful SA Film Corporation movie of the same name (and some tissues).