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The silent one / Joy Cowley.

By: Cowley, Joy.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Puffin, 2000Description: 126 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0141310618 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Children and animals -- Juvenile fiction | Deaf children -- Juvenile fiction | Mutism -- Juvenile fiction | Sea turtles -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Loneliness in children -- Juvenile fiction | Superstition -- Juvenile fiction | Deaf -- Juvenile fiction | Turtles -- Juvenile fiction | Loneliness -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Mute persons -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Pacific Area -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Sea stories. | Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's fiction. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: On a Pacific island, a deaf-mute boy's devotion to a great white turtle provokes prejudice and the anger of a superstitious shaman. Unable to speak, Jonasi is blamed by superstitious villagers for the drought on their island.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.

Novel for children.

"The moving story of a special friendship"--Cover.

New Zealand author.

First published: Christchurch, N.Z. : Whitcoulls, 1981.

On a Pacific island, a deaf-mute boy's devotion to a great white turtle provokes prejudice and the anger of a superstitious shaman. Unable to speak, Jonasi is blamed by superstitious villagers for the drought on their island.

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