“The only other man who lived anywhere near them was Fingerbone Bill, the Aboriginal. He was a wiry, wizened man with a flash of white teeth and a jolly black face as screwed-up and wrinkled as an old boot.”
“At first, Hide-Away was afraid that the Storm Boy would get lost. The shore stretched on and on for ninety miles, with every sandhill and bush and tussock like the last one, so that a boy who hadn’t learnt to read the beach carefully might wander up and down for hours without finding the spot that led back home.”
“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.
“It is an Australian childhood classic that takes place along the South Australian coast of Coorong. It’s a heartwarming tale of a bond between a young boy, Storm Boy and a pelican, Mr. Percival, whom the boy saves from a group of thugs that threatened their sanctuary, killing off wildlife for their own amusement.”
“A boy called Storm Boy lives with his father in a remote corner of Australia. When he sees a pelican mother being shot, Storm Boy finds and rescues the three baby pelicans and nurses them back to health. ”
“Storm Boy lived with Hide-Away Tom, his father. Their home was a rough little humpy made of wood and brush and flattened sheets of iron from old tins. It had a dirt floor, two blurry bit of glass for windows, and a little crooked chimney made of stovepipes and wire.”