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              Clancy of the Overflow (The Matilda Saga, #9)
               

              Clancy of the Overflow (The Matilda Saga, #9) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $29.99
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              From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga It was one of Australia's greatest romances. The story of Clancy of the Overflow, who gave up so much for the woman he loved and admired. And now their story will be written as Jed McAlpi...ne has persuaded Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents, Clancy and Rose. But other tales lurk behind the folklore that surrounds Clancy and those are the stories of the women hidden in Australia's long history. The Honourable Flora McPherson, who travelled from England to marry Clancy and was then stranded on a drought-doomed property and lost all that was dearest to her. The brilliant but tragically flawed Maria, forced to hide behind both a man's name and a veil, and the extraordinary Mrs McKenzie, stolen from her Indigenous mother to work in the Government House kitchens, now a 'drover's boy'. And finally Rose, the last of her people, who escapes chains to eventually capture Clancy's heart. The final book in the magnificent Matilda Saga, this is a book about the many kinds of love. Clancy's love of the bush, immortalised in Paterson's poem. Nancy's deep understanding of her country, and her need to pass it on. But perhaps the most moving love story of all was the one that never happened, between Matilda O'Halloran and Clancy of the Overflow. But now there is another Matilda, and another Clancy. They will waltz beside the river, as a young Matilda did in 1894, as Jed writes her book and gives a voice to the forgotten: those strong and remarkable women who forged a nation. 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' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ..
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              ISBN 9781460754771
              Published AU 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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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 Children / Young Adults
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              Lilies, Lies and Love
               

              Lilies, Lies and Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              • Pub Date
                23 Mar 20

              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 23 Mar 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Miss Lily
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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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              • Pub Date
                1 Feb 20

              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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              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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              • Pub Date
                24 Feb 20

              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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              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 Children / Young Adults
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              My Name is Not Peaseblossom

              My Name is Not Peaseblossom (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              A FRESH REINTERPRETATION OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM BY THE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S LAUREATE His name is Fairy Peaseblossom, but he'd rather be known as Pete. Pete prefers pizza to sugar plums - and wants to choose his own life too. But how can he when his role is to serve the fai...ry queen, Titania? This is Shakespeare's delightful comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream reinterpreted with an army of Amazons, a sea serpent and a selkie called Gaela, who luckily for Pete makes the best pizza in the world. It is also a story of the intrigues of the fairy court, of vampire plots to dominate the world and impossible loves that might just come true. Not with enchantment, but when two hearts thread together making a magic of their own. PRAISE FOR JACKIE FRENCH'S SHAKESPEARE SERIES 'Jackie French enriches Shakespeare's plot with well-rounded characters, convincing additional people and interesting back stories ... an absorbing novel' - Magpies magazine on Third Witch 'The tenderness and beauty French injects into the text is mesmerising ... Evocative scenes, tangible smells and sounds combine to immerse the reader in a carefully designed plot that both stays true to the classic play, and also uncomplicates things for the younger reader' - Kids' Book Review on I am Juliet
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              ISBN 9781460754788
              Published AU 17 Jun 2019
              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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              Third Witch

              Third Witch (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Following on from OPHELIA, QUEEN OF DENMARK (July 2015), this is the third title in the series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. 'I didn't mean to do it'. Annie is not a witch, but when her mistress Lady Macbeth cal...ls for a potion to 'stiffen Macbeth's sinews', Annie is caught up in plots that lead to murder, kingship and betrayal. Annie must also not only choose between Rab the Blacksmith and Murdoch, Thane of Greymouth, but discover where her loyalty lies. A searing story of passion, betrayal, battles and love, this is Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' stripped of superstition, and its power and beauty refined into fewer words where good balances the evil and there is a happy ending - for some. Ages: 10+
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              ISBN 9780732298531
              Published AU 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Dippy's Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)
               

              Dippy's Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1) (Paperback)

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

              • RRP: $14.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Feb 20

              An 'Ice Age' meets Diary of a Wombat story Dippy is a diprotodon, the BIGGEST, friendliest wombat who lived 100,000 years ago. All Dippy wants is happy friends, a place to sleep and lots to eat. Who knew that could be such an adventure? 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 a hilarious story of prehistoric daring and chaos set in the fascinating world of ancient Australia megafauna. PRAISE '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 9781460754078
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-6 years
              Series Dippy the Diprotodon
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