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- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 9.86
As Mirabel watched him, she could not bear the thoughts creeping up on her. JJ was in the Chinese army and his mission in Australia would one day be over. Then she would be just like the others, a girl left behind in the wake of war. 'I'm afraid,' she whispered. 'When the war ends . . . what's going to happen to us?' He put his arm around her and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 8.45
As the Scout sails from England, Kit Lovell cries for the life she is leaving and the life she could have had. Her father was a sea captain who went down with his ship before she was born. Now her mother is to marry a stranger, a lighthouse keeper in the remote colony of South Australia. But it soon becomes clear to Kit that this voyage across the... more...
- RHCP 2012; Not Available
Alone and exhausted after a rebel attack on his father's mission settlement in remote China, thirteen-year-old Theodore is relieved to meet the earthy and colourful Mrs Jones, a botanist, and they flee together for the forbidden land of Tibet. But are they really fleeing? Or being summoned? For the old Lama who rules in the many-domed... more...
- Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 7.95
A charming novel for young readers by an award-winning writer, based on a young boy's summer in the countryside and the characters - real and imagined - that he meets. Dad has to go to work, so you go down to see Mr Bluenose; there's always something to do there. He tells you stories while you give him a hand to sort apples, feed the pigs, teach... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 17.99
Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters,... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 6.99
It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Lucy believes in what she and her family do to help the fugitives, even if it means putting herself in danger. So Lucy doesn't hesitate when she... more...
- Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99
In 1647, ten-year-old Etienne yearns for a life of adventure. He meets an orphan destined for Fort Sainte-Marie. Making the most impulsive decision of his life, Etienne replaces the orphan and paddles off with the voyageurs into the north country. Etienne befriends a Huron youth, Tsiko, who teaches him the ways of his people. more...
- Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99
The Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the Hudson Strait for two months finally breaking free August 6, 1631 to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid being caught in the ice. With half the crew suffering from scurvy, will anyone survive in this cold and desolate place? more...
- The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 7.99
In May 1915 the ocean liner Lusitania sails from New York. It is rumoured to have spies on board. Thirteen-year-old stowaway Finbar Kennedy finds works as a deck-hand. He begins to understand what?s happening, but there?s nothing he or the crew can do. Then a torpedo from a german submarine hits ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 8.45
After Katherine's parents both die of the plague, she is raised by her grandmother as a boy for her own protection. Her skill with a sword and a bow-and-arrow soon draws her into a dangerous quest involving giants, dragons and magic treasure. But once King Arthur makes her a knight of his round table, will she be able to keep her secret? Or will she... more...