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The Resource Down the Road to Gundagai

Down the Road to Gundagai

Label
Down the Road to Gundagai
Title
Down the Road to Gundagai
Statement of responsibility
Jackie French
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The third title in the Matilda saga, which began with A WALTZ FOR MATILDA and followed with THE GIRL FROM SNOWY RIVER A true cross-over, that becomes a terrific holiday read for our literary adult market A page-turning, heart-warming family saga set in the Snowy Mountains during the Depression in the 1930s. Ages:11 years+ Blue Laurence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join the Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped by the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle of a mermaid's costume; but she's not the only member of the circus hiding a dark secret. the unquenchable Madame Zlosky creates as well as foresees futures. the bearded lady is a young man with laughing eyes. A headless skeleton dangles in the House of Horrors. And somewhere a murderer is waiting ... to strike again. this third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from the Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery. Praise for A Waltz for Matilda: 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story.' Magpies Magazine Praise for the Girl from Snowy River: '... when I was 11 or 12, I would have read and reread it until it fell to bits. It has everything: horses, poems, ghosts, heroism, war, the bush and a love story.' Saturday Age 'this is a genuine gem that is impossible to put down and must be swallowed whole in one sitting.' Newcastle Herald Ages: 11+
Member of
Storyline
Character
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10311431
Cataloging source
ANL
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French, Jackie
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
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690
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Matilda saga
Series volume
0003
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Down the Road to Gundagai
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca17507d-9946-411a-80f4-96064d75a88e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099834
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Down the Road to Gundagai
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca17507d-9946-411a-80f4-96064d75a88e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099834
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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