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Picnic At Hanging Rock : Popular Penguins - Joan Lindsay

Picnic At Hanging Rock : Popular Penguins

Paperback

Published: 29th June 2009
For Ages: 11+ years old
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While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when three girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . .

About the Author

Joan Lindsay was born in Melbourne, where she went to school as a day-girl for a few years at Clyde Girls' Grammar, then situated in East St Kilda. She knew and loved the Macedon district from early childhood. In 1922 she married Sir Daryl Lindsay in London. The Lindsays travelled together in Europe and the USA, Daryl with his paints and Joan with her typewriter. Picnic At Hanging Rock (1967) is her best-remembered book and was filmed by Peter Weir in 1975. Sir Daryl died in 1976. Joan lived at their country home on the Mornington Peninsula, Mullberry Hill, Victoria, Australia, until her death in December 1984.

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4.0

Classic

By Carlos

from Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not What I expected

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about Picnic At Hanging Rock : Popular Penguins:

Very suspenseful - couldn't put it down.

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ISBN: 9780143202721
ISBN-10: 0143202723
Series: Popular Penguins
Audience: General
For Ages: 11+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th June 2009
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 18.2