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When Jays Fly to Barbmo
Author Margaret Balderson
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Children's fiction
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 202 pp
Preceded by – 
Followed by A Dog Called George 

When Jays Fly to Barbmo (1968) is the debut novel for children by Australian author Margaret Balderson, illustrated by Victor Ambrus. It won the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1969.

Plot outline

The novel is set on a remote island off the coast of Norway during World War II. It follows the story of 14-year-old Ingeborg who must survive during a long dark winter after her aunt dies and the Nazis take over the island.

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