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Marly and the Goat

Alice Pung

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Marly and the Goat
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Publisher Description

It's 1983 ...and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam, and soon her mum will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady', Grandpa digs up the back yard. Then he brings home Agnes, a goat! But the neighbours want Agnes taken away, and then things get dangerous. Will Marly be able to protect her grandpa and her pet? Follow Marly on her adventure in the third of four stories about a daring girl torn between two worlds.

Author Biography

Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. Born a month after her Chinese parents fled from Cambodia to Australia as asylum seekers from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Regime, Alice has used her shared family's experiences to write stories that captivate all readers. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the Year Award in the Australia Book Industry Awards for her first book Unpolished Gem. Her next book Her Father's Daughter won the Western Australia Premier's Book Award for Non Fiction, and it was also shortlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards in Victoria and New South Wales, and nominated also in the Queensland Literary Awards. Laurinda, Alice's first novel, was published in 2014 and was one of Readings' Top 100 bestselling books for the year. She is writing four books around the character Marly for Penguin's Our Australian Girl series. Alice's writing has appeared in many notable publications including the Monthly, the Age, Meanjin, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. Alice edited Growing Up Asian in Australia, a collection of personal accounts, essays, short stories and poetry which is currently a set text for the VCE English context on Identity and Belonging. Alice lives with her husband at Janet Clarke Hall

Product Details

Author
Alice Pung
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2015
Illustrator
Lucia Masciullo
ISBN-10
0143308513
ISBN-13
9780143308515
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2015-06-24
Subtitle
Marly
Country of Publication
Australia
Series
Our Australian Girl
Pages
144
Edition
3rd
Short Title
MARLY & THE GOAT 3/E
Audience Age
8-12
Language
English
Media
Book