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The Girl From Snowy River : The Matilda Saga : Book 2 - Jackie French

The Girl From Snowy River

The Matilda Saga : Book 2

Paperback

Published: 1st December 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war.

Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves so dearly?

A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves.

Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalised so much of our land. The Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda.

About the Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. 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.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Informative (4)
  • Inspirational (4)
  • Well written (4)

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5.0

Incredible!

By 

from Mansfield vic

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

    Comments about The Girl From Snowy River:

    This is Jackie's best book, i couldn't put it down. i have read it 4 times and the romantic ending is my favorite!

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    5.0

    Moving, Brilliant

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    from Maitland

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    Pros

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

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Teen Readers 10
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about The Girl From Snowy River:

      This book is by far my favourite. It is packed with suspense, romance and excitement. I highly recommend this book to anyone aged 10+, it isn't difficult to read in a way that it's impossible to follow but more that as soon as you pick it up you know whats happening and you feel as if you're really there.

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      5.0

      I would die for this book!

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      from Brisbane

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Multiple Age Groups
        • Older Readers
        • Special Needs
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Girl From Snowy River:

        This book is very intriguing. A book for almost everyone who loves history and a tinse of excitement. Jackie French has done an extraordinary job in this book.

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        5.0

        Inspirational and insightful

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        from Mackay Qld Australia

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Great For Teenagers Young
          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Travel Reading

          Comments about The Girl From Snowy River:

          I have read this book once but I plan to read it a number of times. Jackie French has done it again in a story of hardship, heartbreak and Aussie spirit. Love it and would recommend it to teenagers weather your 13 or 16. Fantastic!!!

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          ISBN: 9780732293109
          ISBN-10: 0732293103
          Series: The Matilda Saga
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 9+ years old
          For Grades: 4 - 6
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 352
          Published: 1st December 2012
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 2.5
          Weight (kg): 0.33