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Playing Beatie Bow

by Ruth Park

  • Paperback
    $15.81
PUBLISHED: 31st January 1982
ISBN: 9780140314601
ANNOTATION:
Disturbed that her mother could welcome back her unfaithful father, Abigail Kirk undergoes a mysterious voyage to nineteenth-century Australia, where her experiences help her to understand the power of love and to accept her father.
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  • Paperback
    $15.81
PUBLISHED: 31st January 1982
ISBN: 9780140314601
ANNOTATION:
Disturbed that her mother could welcome back her unfaithful father, Abigail Kirk undergoes a mysterious voyage to nineteenth-century Australia, where her experiences help her to understand the power of love and to accept her father.

Annotation

Disturbed that her mother could welcome back her unfaithful father, Abigail Kirk undergoes a mysterious voyage to nineteenth-century Australia, where her experiences help her to understand the power of love and to accept her father.

Publisher Description

A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Park Ruth, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she suddenly finds herself in the Sydney of a hundred years ago as the result of a scary game.

Author Biography

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer. She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.

Promotional "Headline"

A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.

Description for Library

A modern-day Australian girl travels back to the nineteenth century.

Product Details

Author
Ruth Park
Audience Age
4-8
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Series
Puffin Books
Year
1982
ISBN-10
0140314601
ISBN-13
9780140314601
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1982-01-31
Country of Publication
Australia
Edition
1st
Pages
208
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
Children/Juvenile
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