Storm Boy (novel)
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Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children's book by Colin Thiele about a boy and his pelican. The book concentrates on the relationships he has with his father Hide-Away Tom, the pelican, and an outcast Australian Aboriginal man called Fingerbone.
Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues the three chicks, and nurses them back to health. He names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival. After he releases them, his favourite, Mr Percival, returns. The story then concentrates on the conflict between his lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend a school, and the fate of the pelican.
The 1976 film adaptation Storm Boy won both the Jury Prize and Best Film at the 1977 Australian Film Institute Awards. The film starred David Gulpilil in the role of Finger Bone and Greg Rowe in the title role. The film was advertised with the tagline "Every year has its special film, this year it's...Storm Boy".
A children's video game by the name of Storm Boy: The Game, following the story and including a few mini games based on its events, was developed by Blowfish Games and released in late 2018 on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android and Nintendo Switch.
- Storm Boy at Fantastic Fiction
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- Storm Boy at IMDB
- Bell Shakespeare Company past productions
- The Sydney Theatre Company – Storm Boy
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