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              No Place for an Octopus

              No Place for an Octopus (Hardback)

              By Zorn, Claire

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              No Place for an Octopus is a sweet and sensory journey about an unusual friendship between a boy and an octopus. After discovering an octopus in the rock pools at the beach, the boy imagines all of the adventures they could share if he took the octopus home. His realisation that ...the octopus may be happier where he currently is - in the rock pools - uncovers a deeper conservation message about how animals are best left in their natural environment.
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              ISBN 9780702262609
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Man in the Water

              The Man in the Water (Paperback)

              By Burton, David

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              On his first day of year ten, Shaun sees his first dead body. When 16-year-old Shaun discovers a dead body in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone. Shau...n's father drowned a few years ago, and now his mum and the authorities questions whether he saw a body at all. Determined to show the town the truth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than a mining mishap or a murder, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small mining town.
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              ISBN 9780702262524
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Ghost Bird

              Ghost Bird (Paperback)

              By Fuller, Lisa

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              Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn't be explained. Stacey and Laney are twins - mirror images of each other - and yet they're as different as the sun and moon. Stacey work...s hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can't believe she's just run off without telling her. As the days pass and Laney doesn't return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing - Laney is alive. It's hard for Stacey to know what's real and what's imagined and even harder to know who to trust. All she knows for sure is that Laney needs her help. Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?
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              ISBN 9780702260230
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Saga

              Saga (Paperback)

              By McWatters, Nikki

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              In the last years of the Viking Era, as the traditions and old wisdoms are being replaced by the Roman Church, Astrid, a skaldm r who is learning to write royal sagas, takes on the task of recording the True Things so that they are not forgotten. When she realises that she must p...rotect her baby from the King and the Bishop, Astrid runs away to the Orkney Islands to hide her daughter and the book. Mercy is taken from a Victorian orphanage in Glasgow by a dangerous man. She escapes and meets Ann Radcliffe, a successful yet reclusive author of Gothic horror novels. Mercy joins Ann's household and is taught the art of storytelling. But she longs to discover her true identity, the answers to which may be found in a book her mother left for her at the orphanage. Mia, who lives in the Blue Mountains, is given the ancient book Systir Saga at the funeral of her cousin. With the help of a university research assistant, she manages to decipher the early rune symbols and discovers that it points to an even more mysterious book buried somewhere in the Orkney Islands. Mia travels to an ancient rock mound on a windswept island to discover the true secret of the Systir Saga.
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              ISBN 9780702262517
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Meet Me at Lennon's

              Meet Me at Lennon's (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Myers, Melanie

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              As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham - a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer - she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mang...roves on the banks of the river in wartime Brisbane, the case soon became known as the river girl murder. Olivia's detective work exposes the sinister side of that city in 1943, flush with greenbacks and nylons, jealously and violence brewing between the Australian and US soldiers, which eventually boiled over into the infamous Battle of Brisbane. Olivia soon discovers that the diggers didn't just reserve their anger for the US forces - they also took it out on the women they perceived as traitors, the ones who dared to consort with US soldiers. Can Olivia rewrite history to bring justice to the river girl whose life was so brutally taken? Even if the past can't be changed, is it possible to undo history's erasure?
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              ISBN 9780702262616
              Published AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A River with a City Problem

              A River with a City Problem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cook, Margaret

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              When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastro...phic events that followed. A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy.
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              ISBN 9780702260438
              Published AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Amnesia Findings

              Amnesia Findings (Paperback)

              By Jacobson, Anna

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              Now I knit myself back into a human. It's hard work relearning the steps - slip-stitch, drop-stitch, pick-up stitch, loop. I get into a rhythm. The pattern is complex - I drop a few stitches. The holes form gaps in my memory. Knitting visions and memories, Anna Jacobson's collect...ion traces the skeins of lost histories and the spaces of dropped stitches. Exquisite and whimsical, these poems bear witness to the broken and healed. Gentle but robust, these are poems of personal resilience, framed by explorations of Jewish culture and family and fuelled by a boundless and exhilarating imaginativeness.
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              ISBN 9780702262586
              Published AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              The Man in the Water
               

              The Man in the Water (EPUB ebook)

              By Burton, David

              On the first day of year 10, Shaun sees a dead body. When Shaun finds a body floating in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone.Determined to reveal the t...ruth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than they expected, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small town.
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              ISBN 9780702262470
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              Language en
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              The Spangled Drongo
               

              The Spangled Drongo (EPUB ebook)

              By Herrick, Steven

              Eleven-year-old Sam has soccer fever. He lives with his eccentric Aunt Amshara and Ronaldo the dog. His best friend is Goose, captain of the local team ... that is, until soccer-mad Jessica moves in next door. Sam soon discovers there's more to life than scoring goals and chasing... a ball ...An award-winning comic verse novel of friendship, resilience and letting go of the past.
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              ISBN 9780702264283
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              Released AU 1 Nov 2019
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              Meet Me at Lennon's
               

              Meet Me at Lennon's (EPUB ebook)

              By Myers, Melanie

              As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham - a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer - she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mang...roves on the banks of the river in wartime Brisbane, the case soon became known as the river girl murder. Olivia's detective work exposes the sinister side of that city in 1943, flush with greenbacks and nylons, jealousy and violence brewing between the Australian and US soldiers, which eventually boiled over into the infamous Battle of Brisbane. Olivia soon discovers that the diggers didn't just reserve their anger for the US forces - they also took it out on the women they perceived as traitors, the ones who dared to consort with US soldiers.Can Olivia rewrite history to bring justice to the river girl whose life was so brutally taken? Even if the past can't be changed, is it possible to undo history's erasure?
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              ISBN 9780702263767
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              Language en
              Released AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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