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Playing Beatie Bow : Puffin Books - Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow

Puffin Books

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Published: 31st January 1982
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
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Disturbed that her mother could welcome back her unfaithful father, Abigail Kirk undergoes a mysterious voyage to nineteenth-century Australia, where her experiences help her to understand the power of love and to accept her father.

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 passed away in December 2010.

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Fun
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Playing Beatie Bow:

    this book is a favourite of mine so I bought it for my grand nephew who is now up to reading such books. It will give him a glimpse of early Australia in a fun way and I think he will enjoy it

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    Ruth Park

    Another in a long line of writers born elsewhere yet able to capture Australian life so beautifully, Ruth Park’s writing has had a lasting effect on both adults and children for over 60 years.

    Born in Auckland to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother, Park moved to Australia in 1942 where she had lined up a job with another newspaper.

    Her first novel was The Harp in the South, a graphic story of Irish slum life in Sydney, which has been translated into 37 languages. Even though it was acclaimed by literary critics, the book proved controversial with sections of the public due to its candour. It remains her most popular novel and has never been out of print.

    Between 1946 and 2004, she received numerous awards for her contributions to literature in both Australia and internationally including the Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings in 1977. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987.

    Ruth Park died in December 2010.

    Visit Ruth Park's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780140314601
    ISBN-10: 0140314601
    Series: Puffin Books
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
    For Grades: K - 4
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 204
    Published: 31st January 1982
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 20.0
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: New edition