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              Books by Jackie French

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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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              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 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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              Hitler's Daughter

              Hitler's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Three children in rural Australia meet at the bus stop every morning and tell each other stories. The particular story in this text is about Hitler's daughter and the life that she leads in Nazi Germany.

              ISBN 9780207198014
              Published AU 13 Oct 1999
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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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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              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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              Dancing With Ben Hall

              Dancing With Ben Hall (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              A collection of short stories, both historical and contemporary, based on real people and real events.

              ISBN 9780207187476
              Published AU 11 Mar 1996
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              All of Us

              All of Us (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Hooker, Virginia; Illustrated by Wilson, Mark

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              This non-fiction picture book will cover the history of the land masses that we know as Southeast Asia and will be written by the highly respected and awarded historical fiction author and Children's Laureate, Jackie French, and ANU academic, Professor Virginia Hooker and complim...ented with the beautiful artwork of Mark Wilson. Southeast Asia is our neighbour, but to many it is almost unknown beyond holiday destinations in Bali or Bangkok.It is an essential part of our curriculum, but with almost no material to support it. Even those who know its modern geography don't know its history. At most, Southeast Asia is seen as individual countries.And yet it's not. the history of Southeast Asia and Australia is intertwined. We are linked by the winds and great tides that bring our weather; by the seas that brought conquerors, or those who sailed here and stayed. A volcano in Indonesia may bring down planes in Perth, or cause a drought in tasmania.This is the story of the region, from the first footstep, more than 60,000 years ago, to the ASEAN conference of 2015.Divided into sections, the book will tell the story of one land, one era of history, but also how that past and place isl linked to us all. It is a book that will hopefully entice both children and adults to seek more in the extensive notes and materials that will support the book, but will also be read for its own beauty and insight into the region where we live, but do not know. the authors hope that their ties within the region will mean the book is sold to countries in the region. As the title says, it is about us all.
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              ISBN 9781460750025
              Published AU 7 Oct 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-11 years
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              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8)

              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'A MUST FOR YOUR SUMMER READING LIST' - Better Reading A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek - with older skeletons lying beneath it. The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her un...born child. Newcomer Fish Johnstone is drawn into the murder investigation, convinced that the local police are on the wrong track with their enquiries. But as she digs beneath the warm and welcoming surface of the Gibber's Creek community, more secrets emerge. And Fish must also face her own mystery - the sudden appearance and then disappearance of her father, a Vietnamese refugee she never knew. Set during the Indigenous rights and 'boat people' controversies of the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... The Last Dingo Summer is a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus
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              ISBN 9781460757208
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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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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