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              Books by Jackie French

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              The Angel of Waterloo

              The Angel of Waterloo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $29.99
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              From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga comes a new series that takes us back to the birth of our nation. The soldiers called her 'The Angel of Waterloo'. This esteemed surgeon's daughter who was born on a battlefield, lost her mother on a battlefield, and then married a...nd was widowed on the battlefield that was Waterloo, where Henrietta Bartlett worked alongside her father on that fateful day in June 1815. But after the carnage of war, 'Hen' dreams of peace, and her own home, and a society that would allow a woman to practice medicine. The new and faraway colony of New South Wales seems a paradise, where even convicts have a chance of a good life and the indigenous women are eager to teach Hen their vast knowledge of medical lore. But as the fallout of Europe's wars casts its dark shadows in the colony, Hen has to work hard to find her place in this new country. From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga, comes a story about one young girl's journey from the blood-soaked hell that was the Battle of Waterloo to finding her place in the country around Gibber's Creek. The place where Matilda and her father settled in 1894 and sparked a series that is a love song to our land, told by the strong and inspiring women who forged a nation. PRAISE FOR JACKIE FRENCH'S MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... 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, ... a great book to curl up with' - 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 9781460757918
              Published AU 2 Dec 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
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              Pennies For Hitler

              Pennies For Hitler (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

              ISBN 9780732292096
              Published AU 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $17.99
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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 7-12 years
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              The Fire Wombat

              The Fire Wombat (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Snell, Danny

              • RRP: $19.99
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              As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow. From best-selling author and Australian Children...'s Laureate, Jackie French, and award-winning illustrator, Danny Snell, comes a story of survival, courage and friendship.
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              ISBN 9781460759332
              Published AU 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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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 7-12 years
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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              Pandemic

              Pandemic (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The war carried the Spanish flu across the world. Faces grew masks. Shops and schools wore signs that said, Closed. Families nursing the sick drew their curtains together to say their house was quarantined... From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire, Cyclone and Drought, co...mes this powerful story of humanity prevailing during a pandemic.
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              ISBN 9781760976088
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              When the War is Over

              When the War is Over (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Spudvilas, Anne

              • RRP: $24.99
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              FROM ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST-LOVED AND RESPECTED CHILDREN'S AUTHORS COMES A BOOK ABOUT HOMECOMINGS, AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THEIR LOVED ONES TO RETURN FROM WAR. Now the war is over And they say the world is free, Though somewhere guns are snarling, You've come back to... me. From two of Australia's most highly regarded children's book creators, Jackie French and Anne Spudvilas, comes a powerful and moving book: not about war, but about its endings: the fragility of peace and the enduring strength of love.
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              ISBN 9781460753026
              Published AU 18 Feb 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Wombat Wins

              Wombat Wins (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              The school sports day is on and Mothball wombat is competing! She eats. She sleeps. She scratches. But can this wombat win? From the award-winning, bestelling creators of DIARY OF A WOMBAT. This is a book about a wombat ...winning. Yes, Mothball has become an athlete, albeit a li...ttle accidentally. In her never-ending quest for carrots Mothball stumbles upon the children at the local school competing in the school sports. And despite her somewhat limiting physique and lack of training, Mothball manages to go home with a gold medal. Why puff and pant when you can eat, sleep and scratch? Ages 3+
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              ISBN 9780732299583
              Published AU 24 Jul 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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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

              • RRP: $24.99
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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 3-6 years
              Series Dippy the Diprotodon
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              Top Koala

              Top Koala (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Shanks, Matt

              • RRP: $24.99
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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 3-6 years
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