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Bridie's fire

Author: Kirsty Murray
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2003.
Series: Children of the Wind, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Historical fiction
History
Australiana
Fiction
Juvenile works
Teen fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsty Murray
ISBN: 1865087270 9781865087276
OCLC Number: 57144266
Awards: Winner of CBCA Notable Book 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier s History Awards 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for The Young People's History Prize 2005 (Australia)
Description: 252 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Children of the Wind, bk. 1.
Responsibility: Kirsty Murray.

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True-to-life story about an Irish servant-girl who flees famine in Ireland and goes to Australia to make a new life for herself during the Gold Rush.  Read more...

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a rollicking start [to the Children of the Wind series] , full of incident, adventure and rich detail' Viewpoint Vol 11 No 4 Summer 2003A sweeping, rollicking read with plenty of satisfying Read more...

 
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