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The Resource When the lyrebird calls, Kim Kane

When the lyrebird calls, Kim Kane

Label
When the lyrebird calls
Title
When the lyrebird calls
Statement of responsibility
Kim Kane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
When Madeleine is shipped off to stay with her eccentric grandmother for the holidays, she expects the usual: politics, early-morning yoga, extreme health food, and lots of hard work. Instead, Madeleine tumbles back in time to 1900, where the wealthy Williamson family takes her into their home, Lyrebird Muse...At a time when young girls have no power and no voice, set against a backdrop of the struggles for emancipation, federation and Aboriginal rights, Madeleine must find a way to fit in with the Williamson family's four sisters - beautiful, cold Bea; clever, awkward Gert; adventurous, rebellious Charlie; and darling baby Imo - as she searches desperately for a way home...Meanwhile, the Williamson girls' enchanting German cousin, Elfriede, arrives on the scene on a heavenly wave of smoke and cinnamon, and threatens to shatter everything...'I found myself magically transported to a time gone by...This is a novel about feminism: about where we have been and where we are now. Written with elegance, humour, intelligence and originality, When the Lyrebird Calls is as precious as the lyrebird itself.' SOFIE LAGUNA, Miles Franklin Literary Award winner..' When the Lyrebird Calls is truly beautiful, a wonderful book. I have no doubt it will be widely read and loved for many years to come.' FIONA WOOD..'When the Lyrebird Calls made me nostalgic for the novels from my childhood - the ones that kept me reading past midnight, carried me to another world, and made me dream of becoming a storyteller. Maddie's journey back in time is a delightful fusion of history, magic and adventure, ending with a startling revelation I didn't see coming.' VIKKI WAKEFIELD
Summary
A time-slip novel in which Madeleine finds herself transported back to 1900 Australia, where she befriends a family of girls and is witness to a family secret and a family tragedy
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Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Children's Book, 2016.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550804
Cataloging source
ANL
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
When the lyrebird calls, Kim Kane
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781741758528
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
When the lyrebird calls, Kim Kane
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781741758528
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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