The Secret History Series, Book #4

Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

by Jackie French

On Sale: 22/01/2018

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About the Book

The new title in the critically acclaimed series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history

In1798 orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New SouthWales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood friendElsie.

Butwhen Elsie falls ill and Barney rushes to be by her side, he finally learns thedeadly secret she has been hiding.

Who is this strange and beautiful girl who will not speak? And could Franceever attack the isolated colony?

Written byaward-winning author Jackie French and superbly illustrated by Mark Wilson,this fourth book in The Secret Histories series explores extraordinary anduntold stories from Australia's past, including the female French botanistwho could only work disguised as a man, French and Englishspies, and wars between two empires that threatened even a far-off colony.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460751305
  • ISBN 10: 1460751302
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 22/01/2018
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 7 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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