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Bird & Sugar Boy (2006)

by Sofie Laguna

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Bird lives with his Dad. His mother had abandoned him when he was a baby. Bird’s only friend is Sugar and they do everything together. When Sugar has to move to Broome with his family, Bird’s world comes crashing down. He runs away to Melbourne and lives on the street with no food or money. ( )
  dalzan | Apr 18, 2013 |
Laguna expertly captures Bird’s obsessive nature and his naive view of the world. She also explores the power and importance of friends from the child’s perspective.
  slamarca | May 15, 2008 |
Yr 7 - Yr 8.
Sugar Boy is Bird's best friend. They hang around down at the river, in the bush tunnel, or beside the railway tracks riding their bikes fast enough to beat the train. There's only two of them, but they're the whole team. ( )
  mcgarry | Nov 26, 2007 |
Touching novel about a kid called James Burdell (Bird) and his best mate Sugar Boy. Bird lives with his rough-as- guts mechanic Dad and wonders why his Mum “shot through” and left him – did he do something wrong? Bird likes nothing better than to hang out with Sugar Boy, draw birds and dream and life is great until SB delivers a terrible piece of news (his family are moving to WA to help the younger brother’s asthma). ( )
  nicsreads | Apr 21, 2007 |
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James and Craig are Bird and Sugar Boy, best mates who ride their bikes together, hang out in an old bush tunnel and get into trouble for making each other laugh in class. But in their first year of high school, a year of change will test them both in ways they could never have imagined. Suggested level: secondary.… (more)

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