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              Books by Jackie French

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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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              • Pub Date
                5 Nov 20

              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
              • $19.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20

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

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

              By French, Jackie

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              From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story Jed Kelly has finally persuaded her great aunt Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents. The tale that unfolds is one... of Australia's greatest romances - that of Clancy of the Overflow, who gave up everything for Rose, the woman he adored, and yet still gained all he'd lost and more. But Nancy's story is not the history that Jed expects. More tales lurk behind the folklore that surrounds Clancy - the stories of the women hidden in Australia's long history, who forged a nation and whose voices need to be heard. It is also a story of many kinds of love. Clancy's growing passion for the bush, immortalised in Paterson's poem, which speaks to him in the ripple of the river and the song of the stars, and Nancy's need to pass on her deep understanding of her country. But perhaps the most moving love story of all is the one that never happened, between Matilda O'Halloran and Clancy of the Overflow. And as Jed brings all of these stories to life in her book, Matilda and Clancy will once again waltz beside the river and the forgotten will be given a new voice. 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 ... 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 9781460758267
              Published AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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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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              Happy Birthday Wombat
               

              Happy Birthday Wombat (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $14.99
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              • Pub Date
                5 Nov 20

              Bestselling Mothball is back - with birthday cake! (Carrot, of course.) She eats, she sleeps, she scratches. But today it's Mothball's birthday and it's time to celebrate! Created by author Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, Happy Birthday Wombat is a very funny picture... book about enjoying a special day - as seen through the eyes of the world's most famous wombat. PRAISE FOR DIARY OF A WOMBAT AND OTHER BOOKS STARRING MOTHBALL 'French and Whatley have conjured an affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait' - The New York Times Book Review 'I absolutely love the tone of Mothball's diary entries - the dry brevity and classic wombat behaviour that's made this gorgeous creature an Aussie literary treasure. Whatley's divinely funny illustrations yet again make for an all-rounder of a book that will loosen smiles on readers of any age' - Kids' Book Review
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              ISBN 9781460751602
              Published AU 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              The Book of Horses and Unicorns

              The Book of Horses and Unicorns (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $19.99
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              From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns. take a journey through the ages and around the world - from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England and then to outback Australia in the 1950s. Each s...tory weaves the fantastic into the commonplace or focuses on the special relationship that exists between humans and horses. Some stories are based on true stories, some on fantasy, all are brimming with heart-warming magic and adventure. Age 8+
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              ISBN 9781460750131
              Published AU 24 Nov 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Nanberry: Black Brother White
               

              Nanberry: Black Brother White (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $39.99
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              The year is 1788, and in the newly created colony at Sydney Cove is struggling for survival. Seen through the eyes of the colony's only surgeon and Nanberry, the Aboriginal boy adopted by Surgeon White who finds himself uncomfortably between two worlds, it is a new perspective on... Australia's earliest days of white settlement. Age 13+.
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              ISBN 9780732290221
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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