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The Resource When the Lyrebird Calls

When the Lyrebird Calls

Label
When the Lyrebird Calls
Title
When the Lyrebird Calls
Statement of responsibility
Kim Kane
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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
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.
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10550804
Cataloging source
ANL
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Kane, Kim
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
When the Lyrebird Calls
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:114546c8-80e9-48f5-92dc-702a4cb8f65e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952535536
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
When the Lyrebird Calls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:114546c8-80e9-48f5-92dc-702a4cb8f65e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952535536
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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