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Somewhere Around the Corner

Somewhere Around the Corner Author Jackie French
ISBN-10 9780207183591
Release 1994
Pages 212
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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.

Hitler s Daughter

Hitler s Daughter Author Jackie French
ISBN-10 9780730491941
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 144
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Did Hitler's daughter, Heidi, really exist? - What if she did? the bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold. Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And If you were Hitler's daughter, would all the horror that occurred be your fault, too? Do things that happened a long time ago still matter? First published in 1999, HItLER'S DAUGHtER has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia alone and has received great critical acclaim, both in Australia and the twelve counties where it has been published. HItLER'S DAUGHtER has also won or been shortlisted for 23 awards, both in Australia and internationally, including winner of the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers. HItLER'S DAUGHtER has also been dramatised by the MonkeyBaa theatre, and in 2007 won the Helpmann award for Best Presentation for Children and the Drovers Award for touring Excellence. Ages 10-14

Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles

Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles Author Oliver Hogue
ISBN-10 0267821417
Release 2018-02-05
Pages 312
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Excerpt from Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles: Descriptive Narratives of the More Desperate Engagements on the Gallipoli Peninsula Mong the legacies, good and evil, tragic and inspiring, which the Great War of Nations is destined to hand down to posterity, one of the most valuable and permanent in its influence will be the literature which this Armaged don will have brought forth. In that fountain of knowledge the world will have command of vast stores of intellectual treasure - History, Poetry, the Drama, Philosophy, Fiction - which will continue to fascinate, to appal, to instruct, so long as books are read and the crimes, the Virtues, the calamities and follies of mankind are subjects of human interest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding Author Norman Lindsay
ISBN-10 9780486452814
Release 2006
Pages 136
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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 Restorer

The Restorer Author Michael Sala
ISBN-10 9781922253606
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 352
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After a year apart, Maryanne returns to her husband, Roy, bringing their eight-year-old son Daniel and teenage daughter Freya with her. The family move from Sydney to Newcastle, where Roy has bought a derelict house on the coast. As Roy painstakingly patches the holes in the floorboards and plasters over cracks in the walls, Maryanne believes, for a while, that they can rebuild a life together. But Freya doesn’t want a fresh start—she just wants out—and Daniel drifts around the sprawling, run-down house in a dream, infuriating his father, who soon forgets the promises he has made. Some cracks can never be smoothed over, and tension grows between Roy and Maryanne until their uneasy peace is ruptured—with devastating consequences. Michael Sala was born in the Netherlands in 1975 to a Greek father and a Dutch mother, and first came to Australia in the 1980s. He lives in Newcastle. His critically acclaimed debut, The Last Thread, won the 2013 NSW Premier's Award for New Writing and was the regional winner (Pacific) of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize. ‘In this remarkable novel, Michael Sala builds tension masterfully until an explosive final act...This is powerful and poetic fiction that showcases a writer at the height of his powers.’ Judges’ Report, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2018 ‘The standout novel for me was Michael Sala’s ferocious family drama The Restorer. In a year that made me think again and again about why men do terrible things, Sala’s emotional tour-de-force dares to confront some of those causes and the implications of violence at a social level.’ Gretchen Shirm, Australian, Books of the Year 2017 ‘There is so much to praise about this book. Michael Sala’s prose is clear and unadorned, the setting exquisitely rendered, but it is the characters - Freya, Maryanne, Roy and Daniel - all of them flawed and complex and deeply, deeply human, who will stay with me for a very long time. I would defy anyone to read their story and remain unmoved. The Restorer is an incredibly powerful novel and, I believe, an important one.’ Hannah Kent ‘Michael Sala is a sensitive, perceptive observer of human relationships and I have long admired his work. The Restorer is a beautifully written novel about growing up, starting again—and how the riptide of personal history can pull us further and further from safety, no matter how hard we fight.’ Charlotte Wood ‘A wise and timely novel that builds and breaks like a summer storm—just as beautiful, just as brutal.’ Fiona McFarlane ‘Sala’s story of mundane domestic tension explodes in ways both already anticipated and powerfully surprising. The narrative is real, compelling, sophisticated and deeply human. Having read this work, I will certainly seek out Sala’s debut novel, and watch with interest for new works from this gifted creator. Strongly recommended.’ 4ZZZ ‘This is powerful, poetic, extraordinary fiction...Sala never falters.’ Australian ‘Unputdownable...Sala creates an atmosphere of simmering tension with an undercurrent of unpredictability that seeps into every exchange. [He] is a brilliant writer.’ Saturday Paper ‘Closely observed, with the visceral force of truth, Michael Sala’s heartbreaking novel captures the tender hope of love and its terrible cost.’ Kathryn Heyman ‘Recommended for readers of literary fiction who appreciate exploring the darker realities of Australian life now and in our not-so-distant past.’ Books + Publishing ‘Sala’s account is sophisticated and shows the immense complexity of relationships.’ Good Reading ‘Sala’s second novel is assured and polished and adds potency to the outcry against domestic violence.’ Herald Sun ‘Michael Sala’s beautifully shaped second novel glows with all the complicated pain and joy of being human...A tremendous depth of insight and compassion on the part of the writer informs the three main characters...The reader knows pain is coming but the power and deep humanity of Sala’s writing defies the instinct to look away.’ SA Weekend ‘Domestic violence is an everyday reality for tens of thousands of women in Australia. Recent horrors and public campaigns have raised awareness of this social scourge. Journalists have written extensively on the subject, yet it is novelists, as Michael Sala shows in The Restorer, that can gives us a more acute view of the emotional complexities that bind couples and keep women in threatening domestic situations.’ Australian Book Review ‘A slow burning work of fiction that moves with troubling intensity and sensitivity to give an insider’s account of a violent marriage.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Michael Sala has a rare gift: in prose that takes your breath away, he tells a story of heart-rending sorrow without a trace of sentimentality.’ Raimond Gaita on The Last Thread ‘The Restorer is a beautifully written and very powerful fiction that not only shines a light on the deep roots of domestic violence but also plays with the line of what remains in the face of such destruction. Sala’s story will stay with the reader long after the book is finished.’ Compulsive Reader ‘This is a sensitively rendered novel with a fine eye for emotional and physical detail. The questions it raises are as disturbing as they are compelling.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Now, I’m not self-promoting here, but I will be on stage [at Sydney Writers Festival] with Newcastle writer Michael Sala. Indeed, the only person I’m promoting is Sala, as his unsettling family novel The Restorer is superb.’ Stephen Romei, Australian ‘His style is spare and direct, as if parading its lack of trickiness and fanfare; but underneath it swells a great, unwieldy tide of emotion.’ Overland ‘The Restorer is a powerful, emotionally charged and thought provoking book.’ Pile by the Bed ‘Michael Sala taps into the tension and fear of the times to help build the mood...The cracks are widening long before the earth moves in this novel of a family locked into patterns of violence.’ Australian Women’s Weekly ‘The Restorer is a powerful, emotionally charged and thought provoking book. Yet again shining a light on a pervasive strain in Australian society, Sala effectively builds the tension based on a certain fatalistic inevitability. The storm was always coming and it was always going to break.’ PS News ‘A scrupulously written, scarifying story of impending tragedy, which is to give nothing away...A picture of domestic tension, violence and disintegration.’ Sydney Morning Herald, Books for Your Holiday Reading


Swamplandia Author Karen Russell
ISBN-10 9781446468487
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 336
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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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Author William Kamkwamba
ISBN-10 9780061937699
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 320
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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.

Australian Children s Books 1989 2000

Australian Children s Books  1989 2000 Author Marcie Muir
ISBN-10 052285088X
Release 2004-03
Pages 720
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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.

Eagle Strike

Eagle Strike Author Antony Johnston
ISBN-10 1406366358
Release 2016-01
Pages 176
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Relaxing in the south of France with his friend Sabine and her family, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is able to be like any ordinary 14-year-old. That is until a sudden attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery - but this time MI6 don't want to know.

Blinky Bill

Blinky Bill Author Dorothy Wall
ISBN-10 9780730493037
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 368
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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.

A Source Book of Australian History

A Source Book of Australian History Author Gwendolen H. Swinburne
ISBN-10 9781465584670
Release 1919
Pages 211
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A Source Book of Australian History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Source Book of Australian History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Source Book of Australian History book for free.

At Last A Christmas in the West Indies

At Last   A Christmas in the West Indies Author Charles Kingsley
ISBN-10 9781473376915
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 586
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This rare book is an obscure Victorian travel narrative set in the West Indies and written by the prolific Charles Kingsley. This illuminating text offers an insightful depiction of how the British viewed the people and lands of the Indies, wonderfully written in a way that both informs and entertains. This classic text is a worthy addition to anybody’s personal library and will especially appeal to collectors of Kingsley’s work. Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. This book was originally published in 1872 and is proudly republished now complete with original illustrations and a new introductory biography of the author.

Finn the Wolfhound

Finn the Wolfhound Author Alec John Dawson
ISBN-10 9781465520685
Release 1964
Pages 248
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A champion Irish wolfhound becomes separated from his master and leads a pack of wild dogs in Australia and finally dog and master meet again. Grades 7 and up.

Time Enough for Love

Time Enough for Love Author Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-10 1101503076
Release 1987-08-15
Pages 608
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The capstone and crowning achievement of the Future History series, from the New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Science Fiction... Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with Time that he became his own ancestor.

Searching for Aboriginal Languages

Searching for Aboriginal Languages Author R. M. W. Dixon
ISBN-10 9781108025041
Release 2011-02-17
Pages 350
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A fascinating account of fieldwork on endangered Aboriginal languages in the tropical rainforest of Queensland during the 1960s.

My Traitor s Heart

My Traitor s Heart Author Rian Malan
ISBN-10 9780802193902
Release 2012-03-11
Pages 368
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“Here is truth-telling at its most exemplary and courageous. The remorseless exercise of a reporter’s anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing.” —John le Carré My Traitor’s Heart is an astonishing work of reportage, at once beautiful, horrifying, and profound—a book unlike any other about South Africa. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan deeply involved in the creation of apartheid. As a young crime reporter, Malan covered the atrocities of an undeclared race war and ultimately fled the country, unhinged by what he had seen. Eight years later, he returns to confront his own demons, and those that are tearing his country apart. Written in the final years of apartheid’s bloody collapse, My Traitor’s Heart still resonates, offering a chilling—but ultimately redemptive—vision of the darkest recesses of the black and white South African psyches.

Give Peas A Chance

Give Peas A Chance Author Morris Gleitzman
ISBN-10 9780857967510
Release 2007-07-30
Pages 216
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Surprise your mum with a chainsaw, be a bigger star than Tom Cruise, save the world with a plate of veggies, start your new life in a taxi, rescue your family with a tomato, send your dad into a panic with a tractor, do a good deed with a paper bag on your head pack your bags for a trip to the spleen, upset your auntie with ten kilos of chocolate, swap a bomb for three ice-creams on a train . . . and lots more.