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Silent One
  • Published: 8 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9781742288437
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 136

Silent One



The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.

  • Published: 8 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9781742288437
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 136

About the author

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is a much-loved, multi-award-winning New Zealand author of more than 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Three of her novels, The Silent One, Bow Down Shadrach, and Hunter, have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eaterwon junior fiction awards two years running. Joy has been awarded the OBE for her services to children's writing.

When not travelling the world, Joy spends her time between Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.

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