Add free shipping to your order with these great books
A Waltz for Matilda : The Matilda Saga : Book 1 - Jackie French

A Waltz for Matilda

The Matilda Saga : Book 1

By: Jackie French

Paperback | 1 December 2010

At a Glance

Paperback


RRP $19.99

$18.25

Expected to ship in at least 4 weeks

Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong

Under the shade of a Coolibah tree

And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiled

You′ll come a‐waltzing Matilda with me...′

In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he′s wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. ′You′ll never catch me alive, said he...′

Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl′s journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams.

Drawing on the well-known poem by A.B. Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia′s early years as an emerging nation.

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.

The Matilda Saga

The Girl From Snowy River : The Matilda Saga : Book 2 - Jackie French
The Road to Gundagai : The Matilda Saga : Book 3 - Jackie French
A Waltz for Matilda : The Matilda Saga : Book 1 - Jackie French

Other Books By Jackie French

The Sea Captain's Wife - Jackie French

RRP $32.99

$26.95

18%
OFF
The Great Gallipoli Escape - Jackie French

RRP $17.99

$16.75

The Great Gallipoli Escape - Jackie French

EOFY Sale

RRP $22.99

$13.50

41%
OFF
Diary Of A Wombat - Jackie French

RRP $16.99

$15.80

Dippy and the Dinosaurs : Dippy the Diprotodon - Jackie French

RRP $16.99

$14.90

12%
OFF
Nanberry : Black Brother White - Jackie French

RRP $17.99

$16.75

Diary of a Rescued Wombat : The Untold Story - Jackie French

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
Becoming Mrs Mulberry - Jackie French

RRP $22.99

$20.35

11%
OFF
Secret Sparrow - Jackie French

RRP $17.99

$16.75

Diary of a Wombat : Jackie French titles - Jackie French

RRP $16.99

$15.80

Drought - Jackie French

Hardcover

RRP $26.99

$22.95

15%
OFF
Tornado - Jackie French

Hardcover

RRP $26.99

$22.95

15%
OFF
Earthquake - Jackie French

Paperback

RRP $16.99

$15.80

Pete the Sheep : 20th Anniversary Edition - Jackie French

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
The Fire Wombat - Jackie French

RRP $16.99

$15.80

Tom Appleby Convict Boy - Jackie French

RRP $17.99

$16.75

Too Many Pears : Too Many Pears - Jackie French

RRP $16.99

$15.80