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A wonderful collection of stories by one of our most successful authors.
All of Jackie French's books are in demand and this will be no exception. these stories give children an insight into Australian history and contemporary life in a very personalised way as they are drawn from Jackie's own family histories and experiences; a grandmother who danced with Ben Hall, a true story of shipwreck survival and lots more.
ISBN: 9780207187476 ISBN-10: 0207187479 Audience:
For Ages: 10+ years old For Grades: 5+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 152 Published: April 1997 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.12
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.