More Than Gold – Heffernan, John

<p>More Than Gold</p>

Title

More Than Gold

Author

Heffernan, John

Publisher

Margaret Hamilton Books

Published Date

2000

Annotation

Raiko and his mother arrive in Australia as refugees from the war in Bosnia. His father has been taken away with other men from the village but Raiko writes to him and feels his inspirational presence when he is running. Raiko is now living in a small country town and he is trained to run. This humorous story offers a positive image of Australia.

Key Concepts

Family, Hope, Refugees, War

Audience

Upper primary

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