Hating Alison Ashley Australian Children S Classics

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857970518
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Alison Ashley. She was the most beautiful, graceful, elegant thing you ever saw in your life... And from the first day I HATED her. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

Hating Alison Ashley

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780143301943
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'Utter loathing and hatred,' I said. 'I wouldn't even be on the same bus as you if I could have caught a virus in time.' Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about her own genius, she felt superior to everyone at notorious Barringa East . . . That is, until Alison Ashley unexpectedly turned up.

The Listmaker

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 0670871753
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Twelve-year-old Sarah makes lists. It helps her remain in control when her life is on hold. But what sort of life does she want when the choice is between eccentric elderly aunts and her sophisticated glamorous stepmother? A wonderful portrayal of families with all their idiosyncrasies.

Came Back To Show You I Could Fly

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857970046
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One of Robin Klein's most important novels the moving, powerful, multi-award-winning story of eleven-year-old Seymour, his friendship with the beautiful Angie, and the terrible secret that Angie hides. 180 pages Paperback

All In The Blue Unclouded Weather

Autor: Robin Klein
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ISBN: 9781925498325
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All in the Blue Unclouded Weatherbegins the story of the Melling sisters, four girls growing up in an Australian country town in the post war years. Vivienne is the youngest, always the last to wear the hand-me-down clothes--after Grace and Heather and Cathy--and always longing for something new and special. But although life is hard for the Melling family and the sisters have their tiffs, this is a heartwarming and often humorous story of loyalty and affection--under blue unclouded skies.

People Might Hear You

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ISBN: 9780140366297
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YA. Psychological thriller. When Francis' aunt marries the forbidding Mr Tyrell, she must join the temple. 11 yrs+

Taronga

Autor: Kelleher Victor
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857970550
File Size: 59,90 MB
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The great dome of the sky, black, star-sprinkled, arched above him, appearing at that moment so limitless, so vast and free, that the fences and cages of Taronga were dwarfed, reduced to the point where they barely seemed to exist.. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

Thingnapped

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780143503439
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Emily's pet stegosaurus Thing is kidnapped by the very rich and very horrible Stephanie Strobe, who locks him in her ensuite bathroom. How will Emily find him? Thingnapped! is the sequel to the much-loved, award-winning Thing, brought to life by two of Australia's favourite creators of books for young people.

Dresses Of Red And Gold

Autor: Robin Klein
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925410625
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The Melling sisters and their mother are preparing for a wedding. Cathy is to be bridesmaid and her dress is a thing of awe and beauty, but not in Cathy’s eyes—she hates the idea of being a bridesmaid. Vivienne would love to wear it, and perhaps she will. Dresses of Red and Gold, the second book in the Melling Sisters Trilogy, is a warm and humorous story of four sisters—their rivalries and their loyalty and affection—growing up in an Australian country town in the 1940s The beautiful dress settled luxuriously about her ankles as smoothly as water, the little gold cap sat on the back of her head like an opened flower. She climbed a chair to look, entranced, into the sideboard mirror. The dress fitted perfectly, apart from being slightly too long because Cathy was taller, and she curtsied to her reflection. Robin Klein was born 28 February 1936 in Kempsey, New South Wales into a family of nine children. Leaving school at age 15, Klein worked several jobs before becoming established as a writer, having her first story published at age 16. She would go on to write more than 40 books, including Hating Alison Ashley (adapted into a feature film starring Delta Goodrem in 2005), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (adapted into a television series for the Seven Network in 1992), and Came Back to Show You I Could Fly (adapted into a film directed by Richard Lowenstein in 1993). Klein’s books are hugely celebrated, having won the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award in both the Younger Readers and the Older Readers categories, as well as a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989 for Came Back to Show You I Could Fly. Klein is widely considered one of Australia’s most prolific and beloved YA authors. ‘Touching, poignant, fresh and engaging’ Bulletin, USA ‘All in the Blue Unclouded Weather, Dresses of Red and Gold and The Sky in Silver Lace are such wonderful, honest, Australian stories, still relevant to readers today. The sisters are a delight to read about, their adventures are entertaining and touching.’ Bookish Manicurist ‘When I was young, I read it for its sweetness and the way it portrayed growing up. As an adult, I appreciate the way Klein subtly deals with gender, privilege and what it means to belong to a small community.’ Eliza Henry-Jones ‘The schemes and shenanigans of these vibrant, tenacious characters are as lively and funny as ever, their more poignant feelings as skillfully suggested. A fine sequel.’ Kirkus Reviews

Uncle And His Detective

Autor: J. P. Martin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448197473
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It begins with the arrival not of a detective, but of disaster: Badfort is for sale, but when Uncle decides to buy it, demolish it, and build a pleasantly appointed park on the site, he is forestalled. Beaver Hateman has sold it cheaply to someone on the condition that he, Hateman, is allowed to stay on as a paying guest. Forgetting that the man who has bought Badfort is certain to regret the "bargain", Uncle tries to console himself by continuing his never-ending exploration of Homeward. He soon discovers the mysterious Crack House - lair of a vicious and horribly squawking creature, half-bat, half-bird, called Batty - where there are rumours of buried treasure. Uncle is in need of a detective . . .