Bridie's Fire

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Allen & Unwin, 1 de nov. 2003 - 264 pàgines
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, on the other side of the ocean.

Bridie's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia. The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.

A well crafted and finely tuned historical novel...a rollicking adventure. -

Children's Book Council, Notable Books 2004

I loved it! Really, I couldn't put it down. It's such an inspiration . . . my favourite book in the world. - Georgia, Year 8
 

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Historical novels for younger readers are going through a boom. In the first of four connected novels, Murray takes readers from the devastating Irish potato famine to the Ballarat gold rush. This ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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I loved this book! There was a bit too much death in it for my liking, but other than that, it was a very enjoyable book to read! Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Continguts

1 Ride a wild pony
1
2 The hunger
9
3 St Brigids Eve
18
4 The going away
24
5 Fever and changelings
32
6 Road into darkness
36
7 The deathhouse
42
8 Black dogs and broken houses
48
21 Sea change
130
22 Hearts of fire
137
23 Ember prayer
149
24 Gold dust
154
25 Billy Dare
162
26 Leap of faith
169
27 Midnight
176
28 The choice
183

9 Pilgrim souls
54
10 Riot
60
11 Angel go before me
64
12 Land of forever young
70
13 The voyage south
76
14 Winds of freedom
84
15 The New World
90
16 Beaumanoir
96
17 Gilbert Clarence Arthur Bloomfield De Quincey
101
18 By the waters and the wild
109
19 Silken threads and golden needles
117
20 The fate of girls
123
29 Alone
189
30 The night fossicker
196
31 Eddie Bones
204
32 Songbird of the South
209
33 A troupe of stars
220
34 Broken promises
228
35 The living and the dead
234
36 Starry starry night
246
Authors Note
251
Back cover
253
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (2003)

Kirsty Murray is the author of three popular junior novels - Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish (winner of the WA Premier's Children's Book Award, 2001), Market Blues and Walking Home with Marie Claire - and several non-fiction books for children. She has worked as a forest ranger, archivist, artist and teacher, and now is a full-time writer.

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