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              Mammoth

              Mammoth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Flynn, Chris

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              Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a 2007 natural histor...y auction in Manhattan. Ranging from the Pleistocene Epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, including detours to Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany, Mammoth illuminates a period of history when ideas about science and religion underwent significant change. By tracing how and when the fossils were unearthed, Mammoth traverses time and place to reveal humanity's role in the inexorable destruction of the natural world.
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              ISBN 9780702262746
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              A Long Walk to Water

              A Long Walk to Water (Paperback)

              By Park, Linda Sue

              • RRP: $21.00
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              Two young people, two stories. One country. Southern Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative by award-winning author Linda Sue Park is a fictionalised account of true events and shows us that in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.

              ISBN 9780702238703
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2011
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age Children
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              As Fast As I Can

              As Fast As I Can (Paperback)

              By Tangey, Penny

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              One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet. But everyone says if you work hard enough you can achieve anything, right? So when Vivian discovers she h...as a talent for cross country running, finally, her Olympic dream might actually come true. But then a family illness is uncovered and all of Vivian's plans begin to unravel. Can she keep her dream alive? Or will she be stopped in her tracks? A funny, heartfelt novel about resilience, acceptance and dreaming big.
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              ISBN 9780702262814
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn
               

              The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn (Paperback)

              By Gordon, Kate

              • RRP: $17.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              Wonder Quinn is a lonely orphan who lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she watches the other girls return to school, hoping to find a friend among them. And every year her heart breaks when she doesn't. So when a fiery new girl be...friends her in class, Wonder's dreams seem to be coming true. Mabel Clattersham is outspoken, kind and, most importantly, unafraid of the awful Georgiana Kinch. But as the girls grow closer, Wonder discovers her friend has a list of strange wishes- Throw a pie, leap into the sky, break someone's heart What is Mabel's big secret? And why is she in such a hurry to finish her list? Can Wonder protect her heart from being broken all over again? The Heartsong of Wonder Quinnis an enchanting fairytale celebrating friendship, bravery and the importance of staying true to yourself.
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              ISBN 9780702262821
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word
                

              Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stavanger, David; Te Whiu, Anne-Marie

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              A ground-breaking and original collection that showcases Australia and New Zealand's leading performance poets.

              ISBN 9780702262593
              Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Stone Sky Gold Mountain

              Stone Sky Gold Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Riwoe, Mirandi

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              Tragic family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in North Queensland. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on expe...ditions, taking him far away from his sister. Ying remains in the township, where she works in a local store and strikes up an unlikely friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with a troubled past. Maytown is a place where violence frequently erupts and, when a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders. Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and timeless story about those exiled from family and place who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.
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              ISBN 9780702262739
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Time for Adventure, Daddy

              Time for Adventure, Daddy (Hardback)

              By Hackett, Dave

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              'Come on, Daddy, it's time for an adventure!' 'But I have more jobs to do,' says Daddy. How can a little girl get her daddy ready to go on an adventure when he doesn't want to leave the house? When the sun is shining, and there's the promise of a picnic, the best thing to do is t...o head out into the big yellow day. Time for Adventure, Daddy flips the fun on leaving work behind and adventuring into the world, celebrating the special relationship that fathers share with their children.
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              ISBN 9780702262852
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence
                

              Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Pilkington, Doris

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              The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on a true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal fami...lies and transported halfway across the state.
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              ISBN 9780702233555
              Published NZ 19 Sep 2002
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Saga

              Saga (Paperback)

              By McWatters, Nikki

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              In the last years of the Viking Era, as the traditions and old wisdoms are being replaced by the Roman Church, Astrid, a skaldm r who is learning to write royal sagas, takes on the task of recording the True Things so that they are not forgotten. When she realises that she must p...rotect her baby from the King and the Bishop, Astrid runs away to the Orkney Islands to hide her daughter and the book. Mercy is taken from a Victorian orphanage in Glasgow by a dangerous man. She escapes and meets Ann Radcliffe, a successful yet reclusive author of Gothic horror novels. Mercy joins Ann's household and is taught the art of storytelling. But she longs to discover her true identity, the answers to which may be found in a book her mother left for her at the orphanage. Mia, who lives in the Blue Mountains, is given the ancient book Systir Saga at the funeral of her cousin. With the help of a university research assistant, she manages to decipher the early rune symbols and discovers that it points to an even more mysterious book buried somewhere in the Orkney Islands. Mia travels to an ancient rock mound on a windswept island to discover the true secret of the Systir Saga.
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              ISBN 9780702262517
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age Children
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              The Theory of Hummingbirds

              The Theory of Hummingbirds (Paperback)

              By Kadarusman, Michelle

              • RRP: $21.00
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              A heartfelt #ownvoices story celebrating best friends, wormholes and loving who you are. Alba has been best friends with Levi since forever. They're both obsessed with hummingbirds and spend their lunchtimes hiding out in the school library. Alba normally doesn't mind that Levi's... got a science theory on just about everything. But when he becomes convinced the school librarian has discovered a wormhole in her office, Alba thinks maybe he's gone too far. Then there's Cleo. That's what Alba calls her left foot, which was twisted in the wrong direction at birth and has been strapped in a brace for most of Alba's life. With the final cast about to come off, Alba is set on running in her first cross-country race. But what if Levi doesn't believe she can do it? Alba's only ever wanted to be 'normal', so why does it feel like she's losing more than Cleo and a pair of crutches?
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              ISBN 9780702262920
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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