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Melding personal, family and colonial history, Wood's evocative and lyrical prose explores the past and place, searching and belonging, love, loss and grief. The Alphabet of Light and Dark is more than an historical novel; it's a novel about history.
The fifth book in the hilarious Storymaze comic adventure series. During a visit to a health farm on the planet Knossus, Claudia falls in love with the fearsome Minotaur. Enlisting the help of her friends Nico and Mikey, she attempts to free the Minotaur from his prison at the very centre of an impenetrable maze.
Like the mythical Tantalus, Nico is always just one good wave away from winning the world surfing championship he so desires. Nico and his friends travel to a competition on far-off Planet Eeeno where he finally surfs himself into an unbeatable position only to be thwarted by the sudden appearance of the Obelisk of Eeeno. The visual and verbal jokes in this high-energy, mad fantasy quest appeal to
A courageous novel - honest, compassionate and wry - about what really goes on in a tough high school. Told alternately from the point of view of the most troublesome student (a difficult but astute girl) and the deputy principal (a sympathetic but overworked man), this story explores dangerous boundaries and reveals uncomfortable truths about parents, students and teachers.
Mannie is escaping - from small town life, from family mysteries, from grief, from her fragile former self; she's heading for the city in search of an elusive 'something' to make herself feel right. A YA novel of rare sensitivity, whimsical humour and revelation.
Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands.
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