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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
              Availability
              93 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
              134 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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
              Availability
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              All of Us

              All of Us (Hardback)

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

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $22.49
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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 8-12 years
              Availability
              343 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Wombat Wins

              Wombat Wins (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $14.99
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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
              Availability
              758 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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
              Availability
              1 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7)

              Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING' - New Idea There have been fires before, but not like this. In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it. For Jed Kelly, an even more men...acing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's only choice is to flee - into the flames. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. PRAISE '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
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              ISBN 9781460754689
              Published AU 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
              73 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $16.99
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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
              Availability
              373 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Koala Bare

              Koala Bare (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Shanks, Matt

              • RRP: $14.99
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              FOR TOO LONG KOALAS HAVE BEEN CALLED BEARS For too long koalas have been called bears.But this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE! And that never, ever, ever can a koala be called a bear ... From the internationally renowned author of the bestselling Diary of a Wo...mbat comes a hilariously funny picture book that Jackie French has created with talented new illustrator Matt Shanks. PRAISE '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 9781460751626
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-6 years
              Availability
              162 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Oracle
                

              Oracle (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $16.99
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              Nikko lives in a small farming village in Greece near the stronghold of Mycenae in 1200 BC. When his sister Thetis is born, Nikko rescues her from the hillside where she has been abandoned, setting off an unforseen chain of events. Ages 12+.

              ISBN 9780732288402
              Published AU 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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