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              Pennies For Hitler

              Pennies For Hitler (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

              ISBN 9780732292096
              Published AU 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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              ISBN 9781460757710
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)

              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there? Butter O'Bryan may live in a 'Very Small Castle' on the headland with his father and doting aunts, but he is very aware of the hardship that the Depression has created with 'susso' camps' and desperat...e unemployment. Butter has been told there are ghosts on nearby isolated Howler's Beach, but are there? And how can the children that Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain the children are hiding a secret and he is determined to solve the mystery.
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              ISBN 9781460757727
              Published AU 24 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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              ISBN 9781460754795
              Published AU 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Daughter of the Regiment
               

              Daughter of the Regiment (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Harry doesn't really want to leave the farm to go to High School. And if he does go, will he want to come back to the farm? And then he finds a hole in time in the corner of the chook shed and discovers another world - his world, 150 years ago!

              ISBN 9780207196744
              Published AU 1 May 1998
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              How High Can a Kangaroo Hop?
               

              How High Can a Kangaroo Hop? (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Whatley, Bruce

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              Take a closer look at Australia's best-known marsupials. Why does Australia have animals that are so different from others anywhere else in the world? Why do 'roos and wallabies have such big tummies? Find out in this fascinating new book. Ages 7+.

              ISBN 9780732285449
              Published AU 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-11 years
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              Rain Stones 25th Anniversary Edition
               

              Rain Stones 25th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Anniversary edition of the first book Jackie French published with A & R. This is where a truly remarkable career began. 'Rain Stones' and the other stories in this collection reveal that the country is a magical place, that there is an extra dimension to be found by those whose ...minds and hearts are open to the possibility. Michael knows that the hills around Canberra are sleeping dinosaurs waiting for darkness to fall to begin their nightly dance. Jacob is blind, but he can show his friends things they never dreamt existed. And Helen is hoping that the rain stones will bring rain to the parched land where everything is dying. Powerful, imaginative and moving, this collection of short stories reveal the extraordinary early talent of this remarkable writer.
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              ISBN 9781460753170
              Published AU 21 Nov 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Dark Wind Blowing
               

              Dark Wind Blowing (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Mike's neightbour is Lance Loosley, a boy everyone calls Loser . Loser tells Mike that Tenterfield - the old property nearby - is being used as a laboratory. One day at school, Loser smashes a test tube that he says contains a virus from the Tenterfield property. Will they all di...e?
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              ISBN 9780207197963
              Published AU 29 Aug 2001
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              The Night They Stormed Eureka
               

              The Night They Stormed Eureka (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It's 1854 and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'. Ages 10+.

              ISBN 9780732285418
              Published AU 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Rose for the Anzac Boys

              A Rose for the Anzac Boys (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. .

              ISBN 9780732285401
              Published AU 26 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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