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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

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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 Children / Young Adults
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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              Lilies, Lies and Love

              Lilies, Lies and Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry divorcee and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. The 'red boxes', which are the official and often top-secret material the king must read and sign are neglected for weeks. Some have even been seen in Berlin. German...y is rearming with 300,000 fighter planes per year. Can Britain and its empire survive? Or can a woman change the course of history? Can Miss Lily's most surprisingly successful student, Australian cattle empress Sophie Higgs, now the widowed Countess of Shillings, seduce 'David', not just from marriage with Simpson, but from irresponsibility, extravagance, and the fantasy of being a fascist king? And what of the man who loves Sophie, war-damaged doctor, Daniel Greenman, and Sophie's two children, Miss Lily, and even her late husband Nigel, who - just possibly - might not be dead? And what will Hannelore, Princesszin von Arneburg choose, torn between the country she loves and the blind child she adores, now deemed 'Lebensunwertes Leben ... unworthy of life' by Adolf Hitler's new law? If a man can sacrifice his life for his country and all he loves, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour? Based on new correspondence found in the German archives, Lilies, Lies and Love is entirely a work of fiction. Or is it?
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              ISBN 9781460754986
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Miss Lily
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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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 Children / Young Adults
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              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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              ISBN 9781460754795
              Published NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1)

              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The first in a new series that focuses on a secret part of our history This is the story of Boots, the ten-year-old orphaned son of a convict woman. Boots has survived Newgate and the voyage to Australia and his mother's death, and he now hides his younger sister Evie from the pr...edominantly male colony, only venturing out to get the daily rations, slipping through and hiding among the colony of mud huts to try to get the food to his sister before it is stolen. Birrung becomes Boots's friend and protector, introducing him to the Johnstones and their abundant vegetable garden. As the colony sinks into despair, terror and hunger, Birrung helps Boots and Evie survive and eventually to understand enough indigenous language and lore so that eventually Boots becomes a prosperous farmer, having being led to good land where the 'aunties' will predict the floods and droughts to help him succeed. But as the Johnstones gently explain to Boots, his friendship with a 'native' girl - and all he owes her - must stay a secret all his life. Ages: 7-10
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              ISBN 9780732299439
              Published NZ 27 Jan 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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              Hitler's Daughter

              Hitler's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Three children in rural Australia meet at the bus stop every morning and tell each other stories. The particular story in this text is about Hitler's daughter and the life that she leads in Nazi Germany.

              ISBN 9780207198014
              Published NZ 13 Oct 1999
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Drought

              Drought (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand. From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Droughta moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Aust...ralians and their farms.
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              ISBN 9781743817599
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Flood

              Flood (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depict...s water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. Told from the perspective of a cattle dog who is separated from his family, Flood helps children to understand the affects of a traumatic natural disaster without being too confronting, while the story of the little tugboat that pushes a boardwalk out to sea, staving off further disaster, gives smaller children a hero they can relate to. Flood is a beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during times of adversity.
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              ISBN 9781742830728
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Flood
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              The Lily in the Snow

              The Lily in the Snow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              1929: JAZZ, PARTIES AND AN ENDLESSLY RISING STOCKMARKET. BUT AN INSIGNIFICANT POLITICIAN CALLED ADOLF HITLER PLANS BLACKMAIL - AND EVEN MURDER - TO SNARE MISS LILY, HER ESPIONAGE NETWORK - AND THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY. Hannelore, Princess of Arneburg, and one of Miss Lily's ex-st...udents in the art of 'lovely ladies' has convinced the Prince of Wales to send Sophie, Nigel - and Miss Lily - to 'check out this Hitler chap', the man Hannelore believes can save Europe from another war. But despite a 'softening' visit to a fairytale castle beforehand, this venture risks scandal for Sophie and Nigel, as well the destruction of the spy networks Nigel, Lily, and spy master James Lorrimer have built up. And 'John', the war-torn man Sophie loved in Australia has returned, as has Violette, brought up by the female resistance members of La Dame Blanche and intent on killing the woman she believes betrayed them.
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              ISBN 9781460753842
              Published NZ 18 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Miss Lily
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              Oracle
                

              Oracle (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Nikko lives in a small farming village in Greece near the stronghold of Mycenae in 1200 BC. When his sister Thetis is born, Nikko rescues her from the hillside where she has been abandoned, setting off an unforseen chain of events. Ages 12+.

              ISBN 9780732288402
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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