Dingo

Animal Stars

Book 6
HarperCollins Australia
Ages 9-12
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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 body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek -- with older skeletons lying beneath it.

The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her unborn child.

Newcomer Fish Johnstone is drawn into the murder investigation, convinced that the local police are on the wrong track with their enquiries. But as she digs beneath the warm and welcoming surface of the Gibber's Creek community, more secrets emerge.

And Fish must also face her own mystery -- the sudden appearance and then disappearance of her father, a Vietnamese refugee she never knew.

Set during the Indigenous rights and 'boat people' controversies of 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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