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              Ophelia: Queen of Denmark

              Ophelia: Queen of Denmark (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Following on from I AM JULIET (August 2014), this is the second title in a proposed new series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. Ages: 10+ Who was Ophelia? She only appears twice in the play Hamlet. The rest of the ...time we only hear about her second hand. Even her death is told by others. Did she really die? Could Ophelia have decided that if her lover could pretend to be mad, she could too; and that with the death of her father and brother she could determine her own future. Ophelia is depicted in Hamlet as a poor sweet innocent. This story will take Shakespeare's text and give a different interpretation, with Ophelia being the daughter of the palace chamberlain who was raised with palace intrigues and knew how to use them, eventually becoming the queen of Denmark.
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              ISBN 9780732298524
              Published AU 22 Jun 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              To the Moon and Back

              To the Moon and Back (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Sullivan, Bryan

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              NEW REVISED EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING Who were the Honeysuckle Creek mob? And how did they assist the first moon landing? When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sen...t the first television pictures to the world. No, not at Parkes - the movie 'The Dish' got it wrong. They were from Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT. This is their story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians on duty at the time, and his wife, children's author Jackie French. And to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, Bryan and Jackie have revisited this book to reflect on the enormous strides that technology has made since this book was first published in 2004. Winner of the 2005 CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2005, To the Moon and Back includes information about the space program and the birth of the internet, as well as supplying the answers to questions such as: How do you go to the toilet in a spacecraft? Have the astronauts ever seen an alien? What made the moon? Can I have a holiday in space? PRAISE '... fascinating insights into the part that the Australians played in getting the astronauts to the moon and back.' - Bestselling author, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
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              ISBN 9781460757741
              Published AU 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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 7-12 years
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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 7-12 years
              Series Animal Stars
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              The Road to Gundagai

              The Road to Gundagai (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Blue Lawrence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join The Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped by the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle of a mermaid's costume; but s...he's not the only member of the circus hiding a dark secret. The unquenchable Madame Zlosky creates as well as foresees futures. The bearded lady is a young man with laughing eyes. A headless skeleton dangles in the House of Horrors. And somewhere a murderer is waiting ...to strike again. This third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from The Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery. Praise for A Waltz for Matilda: 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story. ' Magpies Magazine Praise for The Girl from Snowy River: ' ...when I was 11 or 12, I would have read and reread it until it fell to bits. It has everything: horses, poems, ghosts, heroism, war, the bush and a love story.' Saturday Age 'This is a genuine gem that is impossible to put down and must be swallowed whole in one sitting.' Newcastle Herald Ages: 11+
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              ISBN 9780732297220
              Published AU 25 Nov 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              Millie Loves Ants

              Millie Loves Ants (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by deGennaro, Sue

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              From the award-winning talented duo who created THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME. Ages 4+ 'My friend Millie just loves ants.' Emily is intrigued to know why Millie the echidna loves ants so much. And so Emily carefully observes Millie until she discovers her secret. Millie... is collecting food for her baby puggles! Created by talented duo Jackie French and Sue deGennaro, this delightful book explores the fascinating behaviour of these mammals.
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              ISBN 9781460751787
              Published AU 27 Mar 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia - how the land created our nation

              Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia - how the land created our nation (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie

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              To understand the present, you need to understand the past. To understand Australia's history, you need to look at how the land has shaped not just our past, but will continue to shape our future. From highly respected, award-winning author Jackie French comes a new and fascinati...ng interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, shaped the major events that led to modern Australia. Our history is mostly written by those who live, work and research in cities, but it's the land itself which has shaped our history far more powerfully and significantly than we realise. Reinterpreting the history we think we all know - from the indigenous women who shaped the land, from Terra Incognita to Eureka, from Federation to Gallipoli and beyond, Jackie French shows us that to understand our history, we need to understand our land. Taking us behind history and the accepted version of events, she also shows us that there's so much we don't understand about our history because we simply don't understand the way life was lived at the time. Eye-opening, refreshing, completely fascinating and unforgettable, LET THE LAND SPEAK will transform the way we understand the role and influence of the land and how it has shaped our nation.
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              ISBN 9780732296759
              Published AU 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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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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              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 4-8 years
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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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