In the second book of The Secret Histories series celebrated author Jackie French continues to expertly depict our country’s unique past while shedding light on the extraordinary people and events overlooked by history.
Barney Bean is keen to make his fortune when he hears a secret; a sailor’s secret about the treasure of the colony.
But how can chasing whales make you rich? And is adventure at sea worth leaving everything he loves?
The fascinating sequel to Birrung the Secret Friend, Barney and the Secret of the Whales explores how Australia’s early colony prospered with wealth from whaling, a little-known secret from Australia’s past.
Perfect for readers who loved the best-selling and award-winning Nanberry: Black Brother White, The Secret Histories series will be loved by all who enjoy Jackie French’s rich storytelling.
Jackie French is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. 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. Jackie lives in the Araluen Valley, near Braidwood in NSW.www.jackiefrench.com.au
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