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              A Day to Remember

              A Day to Remember (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Wilson

              ANZAC Day is the day when we remember and honour ANZAC traditions down the ages, from the first faltering march of wounded veterans in 1916 to the ever-increasing numbers of their descendants who march today.

              ISBN 9780732293604
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780732293611
              Published AU 1 Mar 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

              Barney and the Secret of the French Spies (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $14.99
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              A new title in the series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history Orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New South Wales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood friend Elsie. But who is this strange and beautiful girl who ...will not speak? And is Elsie hiding a secret?
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              ISBN 9781460751305
              Published AU 22 Jan 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 6-12 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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              The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)

              The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS' - ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the Whales The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!) Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804. But when the tall, commanding Irish rebel Mr C...unningham talks of freedom from tyranny and the lash, Frog creeps out to join the rebels, the 10,000 convicts who will take over the colony and proclaim the Republic of New Ireland. Will farmers like Barney and Elsie Bean join the battle against the corrupt New South Wales Corps? For the fate of the colony - and Australia - will be decided at Castle Hill. Based on eyewitness accounts, this fifth title in The Secret Histories series uncovers the secrets that the colonial government hid for over 200 years. PRAISE FOR THE SECRET HISTORIES SERIES 'French's eye for historic details makes this a compelling reading' - Daily Telegraph 'Jackie French has a knack for discovering fascinating hidden facts from our past and bringing them to life. Children will be so captivated by the story that they won't even notice they are absorbing rich and memorable lessons from Australia's history. Highly recommended for middle school' - Magpies magazine
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              ISBN 9781460754801
              Published AU 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8)

              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'- New Idea on Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, Book 7) A killer lurks behind the kindness of the Gibber's Creek community. Under the burnt timber of the church, the police have found the body of Merv Ignatious, the man who so viciously attacked ...Jed Kelly when she was fifteen, and tried to kill her and her unborn child in last year's bushfire. And also in the church lie skeletons from many years ago. Newcomer Fish Johnstone refuses to believe Jed Kelly's husband, Sam McAlpine, killed Merv to save his wife and child, as the police suspect. Nor could heavily pregnant Jed have killed him nor Scarlett, who is now at last managing to leave her wheelchair to walk a few steps. But Fish must also face her own mystery - a father who recently appeared as a Vietnamese 'boat person' refugee, but has vanished once again. As the last dingo howls on the hills above the river, Fish finds that Gibber's Creek has many secrets. And some of them are deadly. Set in the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA '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 'An entertaining and fascinating read that accurately captures the feel of the early 1970s' - Canberra Weekly
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              ISBN 9781460753217
              Published AU 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

              The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Flinty McAlpine is sixteen, and while WW1 ended almost a year ago it still resonates for Flinty and her family who lost so much. Years of war and drought have also left the district in chaos and local families are doing their best to rebuild lives and land. With both parents dead..., Flinty is bringing up her younger siblings as her brother Andy has 'gone with cattle' to Queensland. Money is tight, but as the best rider in the family Flinty seizes the opportunity to make a quick GBP100. Disguised as a boy, she talks her way into a brumby muster that is headed up by the legendary Clancy of the Overflow. Among the herd there is an unbroken colt that Flinty buys, as she can see his enormous potential. But for a young girl of sixteen, there is still so much of life to be lived, and while Flinty has hints of her future, she never imagines what is can really hold for this girl from Snowy River. The second title in The Matilda Saga, this book is a love song to the beautiful Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalized so much of our land.
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              ISBN 9780732293109
              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Secret World Of Wombats

              The Secret World Of Wombats (Paperback, New title)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              A non-fiction book that explores details about wombats - from their zoological history to habitation and habitats. The author also shares some personal stories from her experiences living with these wonderful creatures. This book is suitable for ages 7-12.

              ISBN 9780207200311
              Published AU 27 Jul 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              The Ghost by the Billabong

              The Ghost by the Billabong (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The fifth title in the sweeping MATILDA series. Ages: 12 years+ and crossover Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and fu...ture, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong's 'one one giant leap formankind' on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions - for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity. Age: 12 years+ and crossover
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              ISBN 9780732295295
              Published AU 23 Nov 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              A Rose for the Anzac Boys

              A Rose for the Anzac Boys (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. .

              ISBN 9780732285401
              Published AU 26 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              A Waltz for Matilda

              A Waltz for Matilda (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Set against drought, flood, bushfire, war and jubilation, this is a story rooted in the words of our most famous national song. It is a love-song to a land and to a nation, told from the points of view of those who had no vote in 1901: the women, the Indigenous people, the Chines...e market-gardeners, the Afghan traders. Ages 12+.
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              ISBN 9780732290214
              Published AU 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              Christmas Wombat

              Christmas Wombat (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Christmas comes but once a year, and it is just as well for Santa's reindeer, who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And when Mothball ends up going on an unexpected sleigh ride, it's not just Santa who faces the prospect of getti...ng stuck in the chimney!
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              ISBN 9780732291716
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780547868721
              Published AU 1 Oct 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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