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              Koala Bare

              Koala Bare (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Shanks, Matt

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              For too long koalas have been called 'bears'. Some bears wear pants and live in cottages in the woods ... but this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE! And that never, ever ever can a koala be a bear... Ages: 3 years+

              ISBN 9781460751619
              Published AU 18 Sep 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Oracle
                

              Oracle (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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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
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              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              In 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. 'And we must sing a rebel song And join in rebel chorus.' In 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. Time for old folk, time for young folk, time for everyone to w...elcome a renewed Australia with a new, idealistic Labor Government. It's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the Labor member for Gibber's Creek, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. It's time for Scarlett O'Hara to dream that one day she might walk - and become a doctor - despite being in a wheelchair. And for Leafsong, the commune's 'mute monster', it's time for others to see her true beauty as she opens their eyes and changes their lives with the exact food that someone will love and need. It's also time for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and reflect on an extraordinary life that began by a billabong in 1894. A life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to formidable matriarch of the district. But as political ideals drift from disaster to the Dismissal, Ra Zacharia plots a new world led by aliens. And he will sacrifice whoever he must to achieve it. The 1970s was a time of extraordinary idealism, when anything seemed possible. A nation filled with dreams of a better world, but deep conflicts about exactly what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the best-selling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has drawn on her personal experiences and memories of that time and woven them into a sweeping story of a small rural community which, like all of Australia, was affected by the tumultuous political events of 1972 to 1975. Events that are still being debated to this day.
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              ISBN 9781460753118
              Published AU 21 Nov 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded (Animal Stars, #4)

              The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded (Animal Stars, #4) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our understanding of th...is story of Anzac heroism. Ages 9+.
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              ISBN 9780732288396
              Published AU 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
              Series Animal Stars
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              Queen Victoria's Underpants
               

              Queen Victoria's Underpants (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore them. But Queen Victoria made tartans, perambulators and chloroform fashionable. By t...he time she died just about every woman in Britain wore underpants like hers. Ages: 4+
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              ISBN 9780732288235
              Published AU 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Goodbye, Mr Hitler

              Goodbye, Mr Hitler (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Third title following on from the award-winning and best-selling HITLER'S DAUGHTER and PENNIES FOR HITLER. Ages: 10 years + Hitler killed forty-four million people. Johan does not know forty-four million people. But this is his story, and Frau Timmins', and the story of the stran...ge girl now known as 'Helga'. This is the story of how they survived the death camps, the vast wilderness of World War Two refugees and eventually found happiness in Australia. This searing sequel to Heide's tale in Hitler's Daughter and Georg's in Pennies for Hitler, Goodbye Mr Hitler shows us that evil must be faced and fought. But once you've won, the hardest and most necessary battle is to understand and forgive - and learn how to love and live. Ages: 10 years+
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              ISBN 9781460751299
              Published AU 22 May 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Just a Girl

              Just a Girl (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              This is the story of Maryiam of Nazareth, thewoman we all know as Mary, the mother of Jesus. A remarkable woman who wasnever 'just a girl'. Set in Judea in 71AD during Vespasian's occupation, this wasa time when the army of Rome swept through the land like blood-stained locustsde...vouring and destroying all in their path. Two young Jewish sisters, an injured Roman slave left fordead, and a goat, hide in a cave with the girls' great-great-grandmother whoremembers when she knew 'Maryiam of Nazareth'. The young woman whom we know asthe mother of Jesus, who was never 'just a girl'.
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              ISBN 9781460753095
              Published AU 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent

              Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Children's author Jackie French is renowned for her historical fiction, and the critically acclaimed best-selling Animal Stars series looks at history through the eyes of an animal. In DINGO: THE DOG WHO CONQUERED A CONTINENT, Jackie tells a story about the iconic Australian ding...o. Set somewhere on a large island to the north of what would one day be known as Australia, Loa decides to leave his community after learning that the girl he wants is to marry a man from another tribe. Taking his canoe and survival gear, Loa heads off across the sea. He also takes with him a 'rubbish dog' - one of the pack who scavenge for at the camp. It's a pragmatic decision, not a desire for companionship, as the dog can be fed to sharks or crocodiles as a decoy, or, as a last resort, serve as food for Loa himself. Driven out to sea by currents and winds, Loa eventually lands on an unknown shore. There seem to be no other people, but when the dog has puppies Loa and the dog forge a bond based on their mutual need to survive - the dog needs someone to protect her and her pups, and Loa discovers that hunting with a dog is far more effective than hunting alone. So there is collaboration, and also companionship. And when Loa eventually finds a new tribe to join, the dog goes with him. Ages: 9-13
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              ISBN 9780732293116
              Published AU 1 Jul 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
              Series Animal Stars
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              Refuge

              Refuge (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              REFUGE centres around a 14-year-old male Afghan who spent much of his life in Pakistan refugee camps before making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia. As the boat crashes against the rocks of Christmas Island he loses consciousness and awakes to find himself in the life he ha...s always dreamed of in Australia, but with no memory of how he got there: not unusual, says his doctor father. AS it is the school holidays he becomes one of a gang of kids who roam the beach, led by an older boy, although he slowly realises that the true power is wielded by ten year old Susanna - who has been ten years old for twenty years. Each of the children in the gang has come to Australia as a place of hope or refuge and they represent the times and places of Australia's greatest migrations. Their life is everything they have dreamed of, from the wonderful House of Women for Chinese Tien Ling to Irish Dairmid's farm, Luis's fishing boat, the library that goes on forever, and the musical concerts for German David Goldberg. Slowly our Afghan boy realises that each day he can make the choice: to stay in the dream or walk through the door on the beach, or to go back to the sea and the rocks and accept real life instead.
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              ISBN 9780732296179
              Published AU 1 Aug 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (Butter O'Bryan, #1)
               

              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (Butter O'Bryan, #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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