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In this last book in the trilogy about Gabrielle Allan, the reader finds Gay and her Great-Aunt Belle about to start a new life in a setting far different from their much-loved Drovers Road. The sheep station of Cape Lost is now Gay’s responsibility and, despite her three years’ study at the Massey...Read more
The Hedge School
It is perilous to be a Catholic in the Ireland of 1735, and almost more than can be borne for fifteen-year-old Padraic Fitzbrian. Nearly 100 years before, Lord Protector Cromwell of England had put down the Irish rebellion—confiscating lands, killing priests, outlawing the Mass and prohibiting...Read more
Brave Buffalo Fighter
This powerful story, presented in the simple language of 10-year-old Susan Parker, really centers around the characterization of Jerry, Sue's 12-year-old brother. The Parker family, unused to any kind of pioneering life, leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1860, part of a westward-bound wagon train...Read more
A long way from welcome
Cities scare Maggie McGilligan, so does change. But Welcome is Maggie's town, her own beloved small-town, USA. Maggie realizes that some change is inevitable now that her widowed mother, Mara, is about to marry Bartholomew Britt, a rugged carpenter from the Yukon. But when Mara and Bartholomew...Read more
Presenting Miss Jane Austen
This outstanding biography of a well-beloved novelist catches the spirit of Jane Austen herself. May Lamberton Becker enjoyably introduces us to the 18th and early 19th century world Miss Austen lived in—her family, her friends, her varied settings and her many keen interests—as we are given...Read more
That Girl of Pierre's
When Danielle, her grandmother Mathilde, and young brother Jeannot return to their village of Arsac le Petit near Bordeaux at the end of World War II, they are hoping for the best. But her parents, Pierre and Jeanne Dufour, and Marc, Danielle’s sweetheart, are still missing. In addition, they find...Read more
Jamberoo Road
Five years ago, in 1825, Missabella and her ten orphans—the “Switherby Pilgrims”—had voyaged from England to New South Wales, in primitive Australia. By dint of tough pioneering work they had turned their coastal land grant into a true, if rustic, home. Missabella, now, is determined to provide for...Read more
After quiet, artistic Danny Mago gets a new job at the St. Martin de Porres Convent-home of the famous Maori painter, Mother Madeleine-he stumbles across an ancient, unused elevator and the uneventful tenor of his life takes a decided turn . . . upwards! The resulting wild and sometimes hair-...Read more
In this updated anthology Ethel Pochocki (author of Once Upon a Time Saints books) has selected a mixture for older youth of “soldiers and sailors, kings and queens, doctors, lawyers, beggars, thieves, poets, diplomats, fools and cranks,” and she has told their stories in her characteristic lively...Read more
The Rose Round
13-year old Matt is spending the holidays at the dilapidated Woodhall mansion where his spirited step-sister Caroline works as cook. In a faded rose garden Matt meets Alix, proud old Madame Ayre's granddaughter, and is introduced to the tension-filled relationship between the embittered mother and...Read more