Dingo

Animal Stars

Book 6
HarperCollins Australia
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Jackie French's critically acclaimed and best-selling ANIMAL STARS series looks at history through the eyes of an animal.Ages: 9-13 All of Australia's dingoes may be descended from one south-east Asian 'rubbish dog' who arrived here over 5,000 years ago. this is a story about the first dingo.It is also the story of Loa, who heads off across the sea in his canoe when the girl he loves marries another. He takes only his spears and a 'rubbish dog', one of the scavengers from around the camp to eat if he gets hungry, or to throw to threatening sharks or crocodiles. But when a storm blows boy and dog out to sea, both must learn to survive in a strange new world as partners - and even as friends.From renowned author Jackie French comes a story about survival in our earliest times.Praise for tHE HORSE WHO BIt A BUSHRANGER:'this is a gripping, moving story that is also wonderfully evocative of an era when survival meant growing, creating or killing everything you needed. Kids will love the book for its pace, its sense of adventure and the fact that it is a darn good tale, like French's earlier books in the series.'AUStRALIAN BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER
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'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'

-- New Idea on Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, Book 7)

A killer lurks behind the kindness of the Gibber's Creek community. Under the burnt timber of the church, the police have found the body of Merv Ignatious, the man who so viciously attacked Jed Kelly when she was fifteen, and tried to kill her and her unborn child in last year's bushfire.

And also in the church lie skeletons from many years ago.

Newcomer Fish Johnstone refuses to believe Jed Kelly's husband, Sam McAlpine, killed Merv to save his wife and child, as the police suspect. Nor could heavily pregnant Jed have killed him nor Scarlett, who is now at last managing to leave her wheelchair to walk a few steps.

But Fish must also face her own mystery -- a father who recently appeared as a Vietnamese 'boat person' refugee, but has vanished once again.

As the last dingo howls on the hills above the river, Fish finds that Gibber's Creek has many secrets. And some of them are deadly.

Set in the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past.


PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA

'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night.' -- New Idea

'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' -- ReadPlus

'An entertaining and fascinating read that accurately captures the feel of the early 1970s' -- Canberra Weekly

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Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Jul 1, 2012
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9780730493778
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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