Josh

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  • Josh
  • Ivan Southall
  • 15 February 2019
  • 0207136564

About the Author: Ivan Southall

ç Josh PDF/EPUB ´ josh mobile, JoshJosh PDF/EPUBIvan Southall was an award winning Australian writer of young adult fiction and non fiction He was the first and still the only Australian to win the Carnegie Medal for children s literature His books include Hills End, Ash Road, Josh, and Let the Balloon Go Also notable is Fly West, a book of true stories based on his experiences flying in Short Sunderland flying boats during the Second World WarWinner of the Dromkeen Medal .


Josh ç Josh PDF/EPUB ´ josh mobile, JoshJosh PDF/EPUBFor fourteen year old Josh Plowman, Ryan Creek, the country town that was settled by his great grandfather, is a jungle compared to the city life he s used to During his three day visit his encounters with the young people of Ryan Creek move inexorably from mutual bewilderment and confusion to an explosion of violence.

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10 thoughts on “Josh

  1. Anne Hamilton says:

    His great aunt insists on calling him Joshua But his name is Josh.Fourteen year old Josh begs his parents to let him go for a holiday with his mysterious and eccentric great aunt Clara His cousins have gone His dad went when he was fourteen Everyone but Josh has gone It s a kind of family rite of passage His parents eventually give in.And so begins a holiday that starts out confused and ends up violent The tension is racked up in scene after scene as Josh struggles to comprehend his a His great aunt insists on calling him Joshua But his name is Josh.Fourteen year old Josh begs his parents to let him go for a holiday with his mysterious and eccentric great aunt Clara His cousins have gone His dad went when he was fourteen Everyone but Josh has gone It s a kind of family rite of passage His parents eventually give in.And so begins a holiday that starts out confused and ends up violent The tension is racked up in scene after scene as Josh struggles to comprehend his aunt and her relationship with the kids of Ryan Creek, the town founded by his great grandfather.It s 1936 and the Depression has hit rural Victoria hard Josh Plowman is exhausted by the time the Saturday evening train from Melbourne reaches Ryan Creek He falls asleep without supper and wakes to find his privacy has been violated in multiple ways His bag has been unpacked and his clothes hung up but, worst of all, his journal of poems has disappeared Poems he s shown no one Poems he would be embarrassed to show anyone His mother knows of them but even she hasn t invaded his privacy.Sunday morning and he s off to church with Aunt Clara Sunday School for the first time in his life He discovers the children of the town adore Aunt Clara but, to him, she s got a dark side Rage builds inside him over his journal He escapes the house, only to be bewildered by the reaction of the kids he encounters He s the first of her relatives ever to be allowed out on the Sabbath.The tension builds as Josh tries to fit in and fails Everything he does is misinterpreted by the locals A girl tries to impress him by jumping off the famous bridge built by a Plowman forbear a dangerous stunt because the last person who tried it was killed Josh is accused of egging her on when in fact he did all he could to stop her One of the smaller kids, Sonny, follows him around, spying on him and lying about what he does whenever Josh fails to pay him a penny Josh loses his money and the little blackmailer goes off, wailing that Josh has threatened him The build up towards a violent confrontation is rapid.Josh can t figure out the local attitude to his aunt On the one hand, everyone seems to be sneering at her On the other, they seem to worship her He wants to leave town The kids want him to leave But furious that he hasn t told his aunt they want to drag him back.Aunt Clara wants him to take part in a cricket match But the rules are serious white duds have to be worn The only whites Josh is offered are too short, leaving his legs exposed, and too wide so they have to be pinned in The acute embarrassment is too much for Josh and he explodes in anger.The powerful, compelling writing of this classic book its pacing and fragmentary sentences seem way ahead of their time Riveting

  2. Georgia Marie says:

    This book was a bore This book is SEXIST the two main girls featured in the book are Betsy which is commonly referred to as Stunning is a remark that some of us can t help our looks Aunt Clara an acclaimed old hag Laura is also overly attached Help join the movement to equality and post under my hashtag on Instagram JOSH_is_Sexist

  3. James Roy says:

    This book, the only Australian book to ever win the Carnegie Medal, is, to me, the perfect middle grade book for boys Perhaps it resonated with me because of who I was when I read it a slightly displaced missionary kid who wasn t quite sure where he fitted in Just like Josh.This book is, in my opinion, the first Australian verse novel Sure, it looks like prose on the page, but so much of it is written in unusually constructed sentences and partial phrases, and I remember reading it and bein This book, the only Australian book to ever win the Carnegie Medal, is, to me, the perfect middle grade book for boys Perhaps it resonated with me because of who I was when I read it a slightly displaced missionary kid who wasn t quite sure where he fitted in Just like Josh.This book is, in my opinion, the first Australian verse novel Sure, it looks like prose on the page, but so much of it is written in unusually constructed sentences and partial phrases, and I remember reading it and being struck with the sudden realisation that all the grammatical rules I d been learning at school were in fact able to be broken Asking to be broken, in fact

  4. David Hesson says:

    This was a very unusual book and I think very striking for it s time.

  5. Raoum Bani says:

    The struggle of a non confrontational kid, what goes through his mind, and what happens when he blows up I tried to read this book with an Australian accent but I suck at that Also, I liked how they say honest at the end of their sentences, it s kind of like when arabs say 9deg at the end..

  6. Shriram says:

    Such and excellent book It hard to place my finger on what was so amazing, but i would say it s Southall s ability to make the character real and accessible There is no overly complicated plot, it is like real life It s pages are filled with beautiful and soft nostalgia.

  7. Regina says:

    Powerful, interesting writing Unexpected in many ways.