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Sweet adversity

Author: Sheryl Gwyther
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There's never a good time to be orphaned and abandoned ... but particularly not when you are twelve years of age, and it's the Great Depression. In 1928, the McAllisters leave their daughter Addie at the Emu Swamp Children's Home, fully intending to return and collect her. Coming from a family theatrical background, Addie is a talented actor and singer, but unbeknownst to her the villainous theatrical agent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Gwyther
ISBN: 9781460755105 1460755103 9781460709467 1460709462
OCLC Number: 1023801016
Description: 323 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Sheryl Gwyther.

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There's never a good time to be orphaned and abandoned ... but particularly not when you are twelve years of age, and it's the Great Depression. In 1928, the McAllisters leave their daughter Addie at the Emu Swamp Children's Home, fully intending to return and collect her. Coming from a family theatrical background, Addie is a talented actor and singer, but unbeknownst to her the villainous theatrical agent Scrimshaw has heard Addie sing. Scrimshaw now wants to add her to his next money-making venture, but when he turns up at Emu Swamp to collect his prize, Scrimshaw finds she's run away. Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, Addie is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

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