The Bamboo Flute



The Bamboo FluteIn , During Australia S Deep Economic Depression, Young Paul Meets Eric The Red A Wandering Swagman Who Teaches Paul How To Play The Bamboo Flute And Brings Music Back Into Paul S Life

Garry Disher was born in 1949 and grew up on his parents farm in South Australia.He gained post graduate degrees from Adelaide and Melbourne Universities In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first short story collection He travelled widely overseas, before returning to Australia, where he taught creative writing, finally becoming a full time writer in 1988 He has writtenthan 40 titles, including general and crime fiction, children s books, textbooks, and books about the craft of writing.

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  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • The Bamboo Flute
  • Garry Disher
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 0395665957

10 thoughts on “The Bamboo Flute

  1. Anna Davidson says:

    A beautiful story about family, friendship, hardship and the power of music during the time of the Great Depression.

  2. Nicola says:

    The book may be listed as for children but it will appeal to adults who still have the child alive within them Disher has an almost Hemingwayesque way with words short, deliberate, but not terse His sentences are almost all active, which makes for delightful reading The sense of Australian bush, dusty and dry, is very strong having lived here for some time, in the city of Adelaide named in the book, I found it easy to smell the special dustiness of this country, a mixture of soil and dung, The book may be listed as for children but it will appeal to adults who still have the child alive within them Disher has an almost Hemingwayesque way with words short, deliberate, but not terse His sentences are almost all active, which makes for delightful reading The sense of Australian bush, dusty and dry, is very strong having lived here for some time, in the city of Adelaide named in the book, I found it easy to smell the special dustiness of this country, a mixture of soil and dung, eucalyptus leaves worn down to powder, and minerals It took me 30 minutes to read and I think every second of that time well spent I recommend this snapshot of a few days in the life of a Depression era farm boy to anyone and especially to those who want to know just that bitabout Australia

  3. Nett Uwland says:

    Great book about the issues of being poor, especially as it was set around the 1930 s, with regard to the Great depression Paul the main character, loves money, but his family don t have the money to purchase an instrument, so after meeting a beggar at his farm, he is shown how to make a flute out of bamboo Its a book that relates to the hardships of life at this time, and demonstrates how adaptable children were during this time I really enjoyed connecting with the mother and knew some of th Great book about the issues of being poor, especially as it was set around the 1930 s, with regard to the Great depression Paul the main character, loves money, but his family don t have the money to purchase an instrument, so after meeting a beggar at his farm, he is shown how to make a flute out of bamboo Its a book that relates to the hardships of life at this time, and demonstrates how adaptable children were during this time I really enjoyed connecting with the mother and knew some of the struggles it is to bring up a family on a budget Definitely a class reader for primary secondary school age, as it is quick and easy to read

  4. Payton Vercoe says:

    I read the Bamboo Flute for school and enjoyed it alot but the ending is a bit abrupt with him playing the flute for his father then it ends i think that the auther could have dragged the ending out a little bit longer but over all the the book is well written with you in suspense in parts that it like when the father goes to check on the property bounderies and almost finds Eric the Red

  5. Alicia says:

    A young, innocent boy named Paul and an older man called Eric the Red were the main protagonists in this book Paul started off as a boy who loved music and Margaret but one unfortunate day pulled away his love for their piano and Margaret rejected his love I learnt that he was once wealthy with a happy family but then became poor This was life changing for Paul I also learnt that Eric the red was seen as a criminal but he is actually a friendly, genuine man who loves music especially making A young, innocent boy named Paul and an older man called Eric the Red were the main protagonists in this book Paul started off as a boy who loved music and Margaret but one unfortunate day pulled away his love for their piano and Margaret rejected his love I learnt that he was once wealthy with a happy family but then became poor This was life changing for Paul I also learnt that Eric the red was seen as a criminal but he is actually a friendly, genuine man who loves music especially making a flute from bamboo The book was not difficult to read and is easy to follow through to the end It was consistently engaging but It wasn t the most interesting book that it was hard to put down As the story was quite short, it kept me reading to discover the ending but it didn t really hook me in.The start was slow as it didn t hook me in It made me interested to read to see what was going to happen but it was disappointing that it took a long time for myself to become involved in the story.The plot was easy to follow as there weren t many problems during the book and the plot was quite slow throughout the whole novel so the pace didn t pick up that much and the story was definitely cohesive and made sense as it followed one route and and it followed through until the end The resolution was believable as the story was realistic and all connected, therefore the book was a very smooth ride Paul, the young boy wasuninteresting than Eric the red, as he didn t have many dimensions and not a lot of depth was developed throughout his character and he wasn t very dynamic, as he didn t face many problems or bumps through the book eliminating the excitement portrayed The secondary characters are slowly developed near the end of the book, but they are quite level otherwise and the events which occur do change the characters at the end of the novel.The setting was evoked quite well as the author made a picture of the farm where the novel is set and there wasn t too much description of setting and the author may have even not described it enough The setting was appropriate as it s based in the country side and the characters description match the setting well and the setting illuminated the characters as the author explains they re backgrounds which the farm adds to their personality The ending left me satisfied but it was very predictable and was slightly disappointing that the ending was too easy to create The ending was particularly interesting but was too predictable The book was an easy, smooth read and doesn t have many problems The message was interesting as it was based around the disappearance of music and the writing showed this message clearly The writing wasn t very imaginative but on the upside it was easy to follow and the story was clearly set out I would recommend the book to readers who love an easy, relaxing read but I wouldn t to others who enjoy the adrenalin and excitement books give withdifficult language

  6. Mat Pennington says:

    Had to read this to assist some students with their school reading assignment I was surprised by how vivid Disher s imagery and scenes are, many of them also appealing to me having grown up in Australia although not rural.It is a simple story of the characters finding happiness during poor times The portrayal of both the children and adults feeling is honest and often very touching I would recommend it as Mid Grade and children s reader, especially for those who want to learnabout 19 Had to read this to assist some students with their school reading assignment I was surprised by how vivid Disher s imagery and scenes are, many of them also appealing to me having grown up in Australia although not rural.It is a simple story of the characters finding happiness during poor times The portrayal of both the children and adults feeling is honest and often very touching I would recommend it as Mid Grade and children s reader, especially for those who want to learnabout 1930 s rural Australia and Australian slang

  7. Mika says:

    This book is about a young boy named Paul who s family grew up with music They would play instruments and sing together However, after the war their passion for music quickly faded as they went broke and had to sell everything Paul however met a stranger named Eric the Red who is a being hunted down by the police, Paul and Eric develop a friendship and together they bring back the music into their family.

  8. David Lean says:

    The Bamboo Flute is a novel about a young boy named Paul and his endeavours to refill his once joyful life with music He meets a strange but kind man known as Eric The Red who encourages him by the playing of his flute Inspired by the flute, Paul sets about trying to make his own Eric teaches him the basics an he is soon playing well Paul finally decides to show his stubborn dad what he can do Everything is a massive success and music is once again brought back into his life.

  9. Tom Mcilveen says:

    The Bamboo Flute by Gary Disher is a book set in the 1930s I personally enjoyed the bamboo flute because of its envolvement of music, personally I love music this is why i liked it I also enjoyed the relationship between Paul and Eric the Red Eric is a homeless man who loves music and ends up having a great friendship with Pual and turns Pual into a music lover.

  10. Brian Choi says:

    I think the Bamboo Flute is great book for teenagers that struggling right now It shows lots of great relationship between people and shows how important music is in your life as well as that people can change personality by showing them what you could do well.

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