The game is called Beatie Bow and the children play it for the thrill of scaring themselves. But when Abigail is drawn in, the game is quickly transformed into an extraordinary, sometimes horrifying, adventure as she finds herself transported to a place that is foreign yet strangely familiar . . .
About the Author
Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.
She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.
She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letter from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park lives in Sydney.
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Comments about Playing Beatie Bow : Popular Penguins:
I would use this book in a teaching context; looking at Australian literature of a story set in Australia. Wonderful story for children 10-16 yrs and older.
Series: Popular Penguins
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th June 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.3 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1