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              Lilies, Lies and Love

              Lilies, Lies and Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry divorcee and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. The 'red boxes', which are the official and often top-secret material the king must read and sign are neglected for weeks. Some have even been seen in Berlin. German...y is rearming with 300,000 fighter planes per year. Can Britain and its empire survive? Or can a woman change the course of history? Can Miss Lily's most surprisingly successful student, Australian cattle empress Sophie Higgs, now the widowed Countess of Shillings, seduce 'David', not just from marriage with Simpson, but from irresponsibility, extravagance, and the fantasy of being a fascist king? And what of the man who loves Sophie, war-damaged doctor, Daniel Greenman, and Sophie's two children, Miss Lily, and even her late husband Nigel, who - just possibly - might not be dead? And what will Hannelore, Princesszin von Arneburg choose, torn between the country she loves and the blind child she adores, now deemed 'Lebensunwertes Leben ... unworthy of life' by Adolf Hitler's new law? If a man can sacrifice his life for his country and all he loves, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour? Based on new correspondence found in the German archives, Lilies, Lies and Love is entirely a work of fiction. Or is it?
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              ISBN 9781460754986
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Miss Lily
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              They Came On Viking Ships
               

              They Came On Viking Ships (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              As a puppy, Snarf is fortuitously rescued by a young girl called Hekja when he is badly injured. Their simple but happy lives are changed unrecognisably when their village is raided by Vikings. This work is suitable for children aged 10-14.

              ISBN 9780207200113
              Published AU 30 Mar 2005
              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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              Dippy and the Dinosaurs (Dippy the Diprotodon, #2)

              Dippy and the Dinosaurs (Dippy the Diprotodon, #2) (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Whatley, Bruce; With Whatley, Ben Smith

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              An 'Ice Age' meets Diary of a Wombat story Dippy the diprotodon is the BIGGEST and friendliest wombat who lived 100,000 years ago. Dippy has dug a new hole. A BIG hole, which leads him to a strange new world - and even stranger new friends. But do these giant creatures really jus...t want to play? Based on a concept by Ben Smith Whatley and brought to life by the creators of the internationally bestselling Diary of a Wombat, this is an hilarious story of prehistoric daring and chaos set in the fascinating world of ancient Australian megafauna. PRAISE FOR DIPPY'S BIG DAY OUT 'Dippy's Big Day Out is deceptively simple but fosters adventure, curiosity, self-sufficiency and getting enough rest after play.' Books+Publishing
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              ISBN 9781460754092
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-7 years
              Series Dippy the Diprotodon
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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
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Top Koala

              Top Koala (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Shanks, Matt

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              THIS KOALA JUST HAS TO BE ON TOP! I am top of every tree! Top is always best to be. And this koala is determined to be at the very top of EVERYTHING. From a mast in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race to the Parliament House flagpole in Canberra, this koala travels around Australia a...nd tops it all! The sequel to the delightfully funny Koala Bare, internationally renowned author Jackie French and talented illustrator Matt Shanks have created another ... top-notch book. PRAISE FOR KOALA BARE 'The rhyming text appears so deceptively simple and effortless that it reads like an absolute treat. This book is beautifully illustrated by upcoming illustrator Matt Shanks, who creates gorgeous watercolour paintings to accompany the whimsical text. - 100percentrock.com 'In Koala Bare, Jackie French and Matt Shanks have created a uniquely Australian story for young children.' - Kids' Book Review 'A wonderfully funny look at several important things: the difference between the words bare and bear, the fact that the koala is not a bear and as the reader reads on they will learn some of the attributes of bears. But the main focus is the fun, the wit of French's rhyming stanzas, the prediction of the rhyming word at the end of each phrase, the use of words like posterior, the attempts by the koala to get readers to see him as he is.' - ReadPlus
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              ISBN 9781460754818
              Published AU 18 Nov 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter
               

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 20

              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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              Drought

              Drought (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand. From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Droughta moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Aust...ralians and their farms.
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              ISBN 9781743817599
              Published AU 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1)

              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The first in a new series that focuses on a secret part of our history This is the story of Boots, the ten-year-old orphaned son of a convict woman. Boots has survived Newgate and the voyage to Australia and his mother's death, and he now hides his younger sister Evie from the pr...edominantly male colony, only venturing out to get the daily rations, slipping through and hiding among the colony of mud huts to try to get the food to his sister before it is stolen. Birrung becomes Boots's friend and protector, introducing him to the Johnstones and their abundant vegetable garden. As the colony sinks into despair, terror and hunger, Birrung helps Boots and Evie survive and eventually to understand enough indigenous language and lore so that eventually Boots becomes a prosperous farmer, having being led to good land where the 'aunties' will predict the floods and droughts to help him succeed. But as the Johnstones gently explain to Boots, his friendship with a 'native' girl - and all he owes her - must stay a secret all his life. Ages: 7-10
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              ISBN 9780732299439
              Published AU 27 Jan 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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              Flood

              Flood (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depict...s water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. Told from the perspective of a cattle dog who is separated from his family, Flood helps children to understand the affects of a traumatic natural disaster without being too confronting, while the story of the little tugboat that pushes a boardwalk out to sea, staving off further disaster, gives smaller children a hero they can relate to. Flood is a beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during times of adversity.
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              ISBN 9781742830728
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Flood
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