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- DescriptionBridie'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 vel.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
- Author BiographyKirsty 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.
- PrizesWinner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Notable Book 2004. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's History Award: Young People's History Prize 2004.
- Author(s)Kirsty Murray
- PublisherAllen & Unwin
- Date of Publication01/11/2003
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Series TitleChildren of the Wind S.
- Series Part/Volume NumberBk. 1
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintAllen & Unwin Children's Books
- Weight254 g
- Width130 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Interest AgeFrom 10
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