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The Forgotten Pearl - Belinda Murrell

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Published: 1st June 2012
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
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The Forgotten Pearl is the key to entering an exhilarating wartime adventure from bestselling author Belinda Murrell.

When Chloe visits her grandmother, she learns how close the Second World War came to destroying her family. Could the experiences of another time help Chloe to face her own problems?

In 1941, Poppy lives in Darwin, a peaceful paradise far from the war. But when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, then Australia, everything Poppy holds dear is threatened - her family, her neighbours, her friends and her beloved pets. Her brother Edward is taken prisoner-of-war. Her home town becomes a war zone, as the Japanese raid over and over again.

Terrified for their lives, Poppy and her mother flee to Sydney, only to find that the danger follows them there. Poppy must face her war with courage and determination. Will her world ever be the same again?

About the Author

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tale The Ivory Rose and Australian World War II tale The Forgotten Pearl.

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        5.0

        Fabulous Australian historical for kids

        By Kate Forsyth

        from Sydney

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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          Comments about The Forgotten Pearl:

          The most recent book by my beautiful sister, Belinda, The Forgotten Pearl is set in Darwin and Sydney during the Second World War. The heroine, Poppy, is a young girl who faces danger, loss, grief and new love during one of the most tumultuous times in Australian history. She lives through the bombing of Darwin and is evacuated to Sydney where she must learn to make a new life for herself. I always judge a book by whether it brings a prickle of tears to my eyes, and this book did that a number of times – a beautifully written historical novel for children set during a fascinating and largely forgotten period of Australian history.

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            WoW great Book 10th time reading it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            4.0

            very informative

            By Dianne

            from Wollongong

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              love this product

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              An exhilarating wartime adventure, set in Darwin and Manly. Like all of Belinda's books, The Forgotten Pearl features a modern girl who learns about the past with the help of a piece of jewellery - which her many fans love!

              ISBN: 9781742753690
              ISBN-10: 1742753698
              Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
              For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
              For Grades: 6
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 304
              Published: 1st June 2012
              Publisher: Random House Australia
              Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1  x 2.0
              Weight (kg): 0.22