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The Ghost by the Billabong

The Ghost by the Billabong

The fifth title in the sweeping MATILDA series. Ages: 12 years+ and crossover Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and fu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780732295295
Barcode 9780732295295
Published 23 November 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By French, Jackie
Series The Matilda Saga (part: 05)
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ISBN-13 9780732295295
ISBN-10 0732295297
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 23 November 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By French, Jackie
Series The Matilda Saga (part: 05)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 610607

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The fifth title in the sweeping MATILDA series. Ages: 12 years+ and crossover Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and future, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong's 'one one giant leap formankind' on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions - for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity. Age: 12 years+ and crossover

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