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Playing Beatie Bow : Australian Children's Classics - Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow

Australian Children's Classics

By: Ruth Park

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Published: 20th November 2012
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
Format: ePUB

'Now then,' thought Abigail, 'something very weird has happened to me. I'm in the last century. I don't know why, and that doesn't matter. I've got to get back.'

Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.


An Australian classic


I first read this book when I was in high school and I still love it today - 20 years later. This book is great at any age.



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Playing Beatie Bow

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Ruth Park

Another in a long line of writers born elsewhere yet able to capture Australian life so beautifully, Ruth Park’s writing has had a lasting effect on both adults and children for over 60 years.

Born in Auckland to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother, Park moved to Australia in 1942 where she had lined up a job with a newspaper.

Her first novel was The Harp in the South, a graphic story of Irish slum life in Sydney, which has been translated into 37 languages. Even though it was acclaimed by literary critics, the book proved controversial with sections of the public due to its candour. It remains her most popular novel and has never been out of print.

Between 1946 and 2004, she received numerous awards for her contributions to literature in both Australia and internationally including the Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings in 1977. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987.

Ruth Park died in December 2010.

Visit Ruth Park's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780670076864
ISBN-10: 0670076864
Series: Popular Penguins
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th March 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 13.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1