The Price of An Orphan

The Price of An Orphan

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Lazy, stubborn, and full of stories about witnessing a murder, nine-year-old Johnnie is not quite the orphan ranch managers Stuart and Kay Heath had hoped to adopt, but a camping trip in the Outback could turn their relationship around for the better, or lead to disaster.

Blackwell North Amer
Johnnie is a nine-year old city orphan (his mother is dead, his father in prison). He has recently been placed with Stuart and Kay Heath, a childless couple who live in the Australian outback on a cattle station which Stuart manages for its wealthy owner. Hoping for a "real" boy, they are bitterly disappointed. Johnnie is not quite the foster child they had in mind: he is "cheeky and lazy, cowardly and stubborn." So when he claims to have witnessed a murder they remind him of the boy who cried wolf. But then Johnnie and Kay are invited on a camping trip. A special treat to give Johnnie another chance to adjust to life in the outback? Or a cunning trap by a ruthless killer?

& Taylor

When a nine-year-old boy claims to have witnessed a murder, his foster parents--Australian cattle ranchers who are already disgusted with the child--refuse to believe his story

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 1999
ISBN: 9781569471739
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 20 cm


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May 06, 2014

great mystery. kept me guessing right up to the end.


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