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              Books by Jackie French

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              The Angel of Waterloo

              The Angel of Waterloo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
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              From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga comes a new series that takes us back to the birth of our nation. The soldiers called her 'The Angel of Waterloo'. This esteemed surgeon's daughter who was born on a battlefield, lost her mother on a battlefield, and then married a...nd was widowed on the battlefield that was Waterloo, where Henrietta Bartlett worked alongside her father on that fateful day in June 1815. But after the carnage of war, 'Hen' dreams of peace, and her own home, and a society that would allow a woman to practice medicine. The new and faraway colony of New South Wales seems a paradise, where even convicts have a chance of a good life and the indigenous women are eager to teach Hen their vast knowledge of medical lore. But as the fallout of Europe's wars casts its dark shadows in the colony, Hen has to work hard to find her place in this new country. From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga, comes a story about one young girl's journey from the blood-soaked hell that was the Battle of Waterloo to finding her place in the country around Gibber's Creek. The place where Matilda and her father settled in 1894 and sparked a series that is a love song to our land, told by the strong and inspiring women who forged a nation. PRAISE FOR JACKIE FRENCH'S MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, ... a great book to curl up with' - 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
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              ISBN 9781460757918
              Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
              457 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Fire Wombat

              The Fire Wombat (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Snell, Danny

              • RRP: $24.99
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              As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow. From best-selling author and Australian Children...'s Laureate, Jackie French, and award-winning illustrator, Danny Snell, comes a story of survival, courage and friendship.
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              ISBN 9781460759332
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-7 years
              Availability
              967 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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              ISBN 9781460757710
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Availability
              743 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              PANDEMIC

              PANDEMIC (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $29.99
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              The war carried the Spanish flu across the world. Faces grew masks. Shops and schools wore signs that said, Closed. Families nursing the sick drew their curtains together to say their house was quarantined... From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire, Cyclone and Drought, co...mes this powerful story of humanity prevailing during a pandemic.
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              ISBN 9781760976088
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Availability
              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Happy Birthday Wombat

              Happy Birthday Wombat (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Bestselling Mothball is back - with birthday cake! (Carrot, of course.) She eats, she sleeps, she scratches. But today it's Mothball's birthday and it's time to celebrate! Created by author Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, Happy Birthday Wombat is a very funny picture... book about enjoying a special day - as seen through the eyes of the world's most famous wombat. PRAISE FOR DIARY OF A WOMBAT AND OTHER BOOKS STARRING MOTHBALL 'French and Whatley have conjured an affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait' - The New York Times Book Review 'I absolutely love the tone of Mothball's diary entries - the dry brevity and classic wombat behaviour that's made this gorgeous creature an Aussie literary treasure. Whatley's divinely funny illustrations yet again make for an all-rounder of a book that will loosen smiles on readers of any age' - Kids' Book Review
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              ISBN 9781460751602
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)

              The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there? Butter O'Bryan may live in a 'Very Small Castle' on the headland with his father and doting aunts, but he is very aware of the hardship that the Depression has created with 'susso' camps' and desperat...e unemployment. Butter has been told there are ghosts on nearby isolated Howler's Beach, but are there? And how can the children that Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain the children are hiding a secret and he is determined to solve the mystery.
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              ISBN 9781460757727
              Published NZ 24 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
              Availability
              322 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Nanberry: Black Brother White
               

              Nanberry: Black Brother White (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $17.24
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              The year is 1788, and in the newly created colony at Sydney Cove is struggling for survival. Seen through the eyes of the colony's only surgeon and Nanberry, the Aboriginal boy adopted by Surgeon White who finds himself uncomfortably between two worlds, it is a new perspective on... Australia's earliest days of white settlement. Age 13+.
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              ISBN 9780732290221
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Vanishing at the Very Small Castle (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #2)
               

              The Vanishing at the Very Small Castle (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #2) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $19.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Apr 21

              It's 1932, the height of the Depression, and Butter O'Bryan and his friends have another mystery to solve. The Very Small Castle is home to Butter O'Bryan, his father and three aunts, plus friends Gil, Elsie and Olive and their dog Woofer. But now there is also a monster at the c...astle! When glamorous film actress Delilah Devine vanishes in the middle of the 'talkie' movie being filmed on Howlers Beach, the police suspect the movie's 'monster', who is being played by a war hero called Mr Manster. And while Butter's Aunts Cake, Elephant and Peculiar become involved a Depression eviction battle, Elsie disappears, too. What is causing these disappearances and can Butter solve the mysteries? And can there ever be a happy ending for someone who has been called a monster?
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              ISBN 9781460757734
              Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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              A Rose for the Anzac Boys

              A Rose for the Anzac Boys (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. .

              ISBN 9780732285401
              Published NZ 26 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Availability
              163 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              CYCLONE PB

              CYCLONE PB (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $13.59
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              Christmas Eve 1974 is marked indelibly into the Australian psyche, as the night tropical Cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin. Now, over 40 years later, Jackie Frenchs lyrical rhyming text tells the story of a citys indomitable spirit, and Bruce Whatleys sumptuous illustra...tions bring to life the powerful force of the storm to a whole new generation of readers.
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              ISBN 9781743623589
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2018
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 3-6 years
              Availability
              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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