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Barney and the Secret of the French Spies : The Secret History Series - Jackie French

Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

The Secret History Series

Paperback Published: 22nd January 2018
ISBN: 9781460751305
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 7+ years old

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The new title in the critically acclaimed series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history

In1798 orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New SouthWales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood friendElsie.

Butwhen Elsie falls ill and Barney rushes to be by her side, he finally learns thedeadly secret she has been hiding.

Who is this strange and beautiful girl who will not speak? And could Franceever attack the isolated colony?

Written byaward-winning author Jackie French and superbly illustrated by Mark Wilson,this fourth book in The Secret Histories series explores extraordinary anduntold stories from Australia's past, including the female French botanistwho could only work disguised as a man, French and Englishspies, and wars between two empires that threatened even a far-off colony.

ISBN: 9781460751305
ISBN-10: 1460751302
Series: The Secret History Series
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 22nd January 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.1

Jackie French


About the Author


Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

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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