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Four million copy bestselling author Jackie French celebrates 25 years of publishing with Angus & Robertson

rainstonesWith a writing career spanning 25 successful years Jackie French published her debut novel, Rain Stones with Angus and Robertson in March 1991. Since then the much-loved storyteller has gone on to write over 140 books, has had her work translated into 36 languages and has won over 60 awards.

Still writing to this day, Jackie 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.

To celebrate her incredible career and her significant contribution to Australian literature HarperCollins has released a 25th anniversary edition of Rain Stones.

Powerful, imaginative and moving, this collection of short stories reveals the extraordinary early talent of this remarkable writer and will take readers back to where it all began – in the Australian bush!

About the book:

A special anniversary edition to commemorate the first book ever published by national treasure Jackie French and the start of her truly extraordinary career.

‘Rain Stones’ and the other stories in this collection reveal that the country is a magical place, that there is an extra dimension to be found by those whose minds and hearts are open to the possibility.

Michael knows that the hills around Canberra are sleeping dinosaurs waiting for darkness to fall to begin their nightly dance. Jacob is blind, but he can show his friends things they never dreamt existed. And Helen is hoping that the rain stones will bring rain to the parched land where everything is dying.

Ages 10+


For interviews, review copies and further information, please contact:

Holly Frendo, Publicity Manager                     Rain Stones 25th Anniversary Edition by Jackie French

Tel: 02 9952 5072                                           Published: December 2016; RRP: $16.99

E: [email protected]            Format: BPB; ISBN: 9781460753170


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December 12, 2016


Four million copy bestselling author Jackie French celebrates 25 years of publishing with Angus & Robertson