Somewhere Around the Corner

Author: Jackie French
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0207183597
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Barbara, caught up in a demonstration, goes round the corner and arrives in the 1930s in another demonstration. In this time-shift story a homeless girl finds a home and family in the midst of the worst depression. Her new family live at Poverty Gully - a camp in the central tablelands of NSW.

Australian Children s Books 1989 2000

Author: Marcie Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780522850888
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All Australian children's books published from 1989 to 2000 are listed in this essential reference for those who appreciate the richness of Australian writing for children. Following the same format as volumes 1 and 2 in this series chronicling books published as early as 1774, entries include publishing details, the number of illustrations, and the awards received for each book. This third volume follows the continuing careers of authors such as Mem Fox, Bob Graham, Robin Klein, and Paul Jennings, and traces changes in the popularity of Australian themes and settings to identify publishing trends. Varied cultural aspects of modern-day life are shown, from globalization, commercialism, and the rise of the middle class in Asia to desktop publishing, outcome-based school curricula, and the modern obsession with celebrities—all of which are reflected in the type and quantity of books produced by Australian writers and publishers. The wealth of included material will extend researchers' understanding of the range of Australian children's books.

The Magic Pudding

Author: Norman Lindsay
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486452816
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Bunyip Bluegum, an adventurous Australian koala bear, meets up with a sailor, a penguin, and their magic pudding, which is in constant danger of being stolen.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006193769X
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.

Blinky Bill

Author: Dorothy Wall
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730493032
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With a fresh newly designed cover, Australia's favourite koala returns to delight old and new readers alike. the Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill combines in one edition Dorothy Wall's much-loved classics, Blinky Bill (first published in 1933), Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) and Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937). One of the best-loved Australian children's book characters of all time, this mischievous koala has continued to delight readers of all ages and the books have never been out of print. Blinky Bill is the quintessential larrikin. With enthusiastic pleasure, this headstrong and impudent little koala sets out on a series of bold adventures testing not only his mother's patience, but also that of all the bush creatures and others he encounters. His shenanigans at Miss Pym's shop and Farmer Smifkins's vegie patch show him to be a very naughty koala indeed! this new paperback edition of a cherished Australian classic includes the original illustrations, bringing to life the wonderful world of Blinky Bill to today's generation.

The Restorer

Author: Michael Sala
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925355024
Format: PDF
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• Superb Australian literary fiction from the author of The Last Thread, winner of both the 2013 NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing and the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize (Pacific region) • Set in Newcastle, a city battered by the elements and built on ground riddled with tunnels, it tells the story of a family trying to make a fresh start in the rundown house their dad has purchased • It is 1989, and in the background the news about Tiananmen Square, the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the Soviet Union adds to a pervasive sense of instability around the family's move. As the story nears its climax, the Newcastle earthquake hits—one of Australia's worst ever natural disasters—leading to widespread destruction and ultimately tragedy • Haunting and unforgettable, The Restorer explores the insufficiency of love, the way trauma shapes identity and the power parents have over the lives of their children • For fans of Michael Ondaatje, Tim Winton and Steven Carroll • Will attract wide review coverage in literary and mainstream press, and festival invitations for the author • Author lives in Newcastle • Bound proofs available now; book club notes available on publication

Swamplandia

Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446468488
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In the Florida Everglades, gator-park Swamplandia! is in trouble. Its star performer, the great beauty and champion alligator-wrestler Hilola Bigtree, has succumbed to cancer, and Ava, her resourceful but terrified 13-year-old daughter, is left in charge with her two siblings. But Ava's sister has embarked on a romantic relationship with a ghost, her brother has defected to a rival theme park, and her father is AWOL. And then a mysterious figure called Bird Man guides Ava into a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld, promising he can save both her sister and the park... Swamplandia! was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and shortlisted for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.