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Cyclone - Jackie French

Hardcover

Published: 1st February 2016
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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Pile the presents by the tree
Though clouds spiral out at sea. Wind snarls, skies weep grey
But Santa's sleigh is on its way!


Christmas Eve 1974 is marked indelibly into the Australian psyche, as the night tropical Cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin.

Now, over 40 years later, Jackie French's lyrical rhyming text tells the story of a city's indomitable spirit, and Bruce Whatley's sumptuous illustrations bring to life the powerful force of the storm to a whole new generation of readers.

Jackie French

Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9781743623596
ISBN-10: 1743623593
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st February 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.7  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.42