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              Books by Kirsty Murray

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              When Billy Was a Dog

              When Billy Was a Dog (Hardback)

              By Murray, Kirsty; Illustrated by Blair, Karen

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              'Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?' 'I would, I promise!' said Billy. Billy wants a dog. He really really really wants one. Billy's parents aren't so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his ...own paws. A gloriously funny, warm and true story from the creators of Puddle Hunters.
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              ISBN 9781760631826
              Published AU 3 Jun 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Strangers on Country

              Strangers on Country (Paperback)

              By Hartley, David; Murray, Kirsty; Illustrated by Leffler, Dub

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              Age range 9+ Giom, Anco and Duramboi are the names of just three young shipwreck survivors and convict escapees who were given refuge by Indigenous communities during the nineteenth century. No one knows exactly how many received sustenance from the local people, but there are so...me documented accounts of these experiences. Strangers on Country includes the stories of six Europeans and the people who cared for them. To Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the first castaways and runaway convicts that arrived in their homes must have appeared pretty scary. The strangers didn't speak their language and didn't understand their ways, but they were desperately in need of refuge. Despite their fears, the Indigenous hosts often treated the lost strangers with kindness, taking pity on them and giving them food and shelter. When they returned to live among white people, the castaways and convicts spoke fondly of the people who had rescued them. Based on historical records each story in this book is told through two historical fiction narratives. The first is from the point of view of an Indigenous person who befriends the stranger in their land. The second is from the point of view of the castaway or convict who is given refuge. At the end of each chapter, there is a section of facts and information. Too often Australian history is told only from the point of view of the Europeans who sailed here from across the world. Richly illustrated and drawing on the extensive collections of the National Library of Australia, Strangers on Country will inspire young readers to think about how all Australians today can learn from traditional Indigenous ways of thinking and doing. When we listen to and understand others, work with people, instead of doing things to people, then we can all begin to adopt the wise ways of the past. This book was inspired by and based on Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life by John Maynard and Victoria K. Haskins.
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              ISBN 9780642279552
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              India Dark

              India Dark (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty

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              <A strong and vivid novel based on the fascinating true story of a group of young Australian performers who toured Asia and India at the turn of the century before staging a strike and refusing to travel any further.>

              ISBN 9781741758580
              Published AU 1 Aug 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived

              Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty

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              When the future looks dark, courageous kids bring light and hope into the world. From outback Australia to Auschwitz, Kids Who Did is packed with true stories about inspiring children who have saved lives, changed history, defied expectations, and fought to survive war and oppres...sion; here are stories of feral kids, fearless kids, Olympic champions, human-rights-crusaders, climate change activists, princes and prisoners, workers and whizz kids. From the distant past to the present moment, Kids Who Did shows kids making their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.
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              ISBN 9781760524470
              Published AU 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Puddle Hunters

              Puddle Hunters (Hardback)

              By Murray, Kirsty; Illustrated by Blair, Karen

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              When the rain stops it's time to go puddle hunting. Ruby and Banjo and Mum go up the street, and into the park, over the bridge and down to the riverflats where the puddles lie waiting... Splosh it, Ruby! Splosh it, Banjo! Splosh it, Mum! A glorious celebration of splashing and s...quelching all the way home.
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              ISBN 9781760296742
              Published AU 25 Jul 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

              Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty; Dhar, Payal; Roy, Anita

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              A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Kate Constable, Penni Russon, Margo Lanagan, Mandy Ord, to mention only a few.

              ISBN 9781743319789
              Published AU 28 Jan 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Vulture'S Gate

              Vulture'S Gate (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty

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              In is 40 years into the future and the world is in turmoil. A plague has destroyed humans' ability to conceive females, or so Callum thinks until he meets Bo. A page-turning adventure unfolds as the pair rely on each other to survive a dangerous journey to a safe haven in the cit...y of Vulture's Gate. Ages 12-14 years.
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              ISBN 9781741757101
              Published AU 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Clever Cats Book Club: Aussie Bites
               

              The Clever Cats Book Club: Aussie Bites (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty; Illustrated by Boyd, Florence

              Alice loves reading more than anything, and she is proud to be the 'biggest reader' in her school. Then Sophie Smith turns up. Sophie is the daughter of the new school librarian, and she's an even bigger reader than Alice. With her more mature knowledge of books, she shakes Alice...'s confidence in her own superiority.
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              ISBN 9780143307228
              Published AU 20 Mar 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
              Series Aussie Bites
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              Walking Home with Marie-Claire
               

              Walking Home with Marie-Claire (Paperback, New title)

              By Murray, Kirsty

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              The day Marie-Claire walks into PJ's life, everything changes. Whether they are skipping school or just hanging out on the beach, Marie-Claire can make any day an adventure. She's unpredictable and full of good ideas that just might lead PJ down a troublesome path. Set in 1970s, ...this story addresses the important issue of girls and self-esteem.
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              ISBN 9781865085463
              Published AU 1 Oct 2002
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Becoming Billy Dare

              Becoming Billy Dare (Paperback)

              By Murray, Kirsty

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              The second novel of the Children of the Wind series follows the life of Paddy, a feisty Irish boy who, on his mother's death, decides to stow away on a ship bound for Australia and make a life for himself in the new world of 1890's Melbourne. Ages 11+.

              ISBN 9781865087351
              Published AU 1 Dec 2004
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Children of the Wind
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