Bridie's Fire

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Allen & Unwin, 2003. nov. 1. - 264 oldal
Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia, on the other side of the ocean.

Bridie's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia. The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.

A well crafted and finely tuned historical novel...a rollicking adventure. -

Children's Book Council, Notable Books 2004

I loved it! Really, I couldn't put it down. It's such an inspiration . . . my favourite book in the world. - Georgia, Year 8

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Bridie's Fire

Felhasználói ismertető  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Historical novels for younger readers are going through a boom. In the first of four connected novels, Murray takes readers from the devastating Irish potato famine to the Ballarat gold rush. This ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Felhasználói ismertető  - Grace - Goodreads

I loved this book! There was a bit too much death in it for my liking, but other than that, it was a very enjoyable book to read! Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Tartalomjegyzék

Ride a wild pony
1
The hunger
9
St Brigids Eve
18
The going away
24
Fever and changelings
32
Road into darkness
36
The deathhouse
42
Black dogs and broken houses
48
The fate of girls
123
Sea change
130
Hearts of fire
137
Ember prayer
149
Gold dust
154
Billy Dare
162
Leap of faith
169
Midnight
176

Pilgrim souls
54
Riot
60
Angel go before me
64
Land of forever young
70
The voyage south
76
Winds of freedom
84
The New World
90
Beaumanoir
96
Gilbert Clarence Arthur Bloomfield De Quincey
101
By the waters and the wild
109
Silken threads and golden needles
117
The choice
183
Alone
189
The night fossicker
196
Eddie Bones
204
Songbird of the South
209
A troupe of stars
220
Broken promises
228
The living and the dead
234
Starry starry night
246
Authors note
251
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68. oldal - Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not ; for he will not pardon your transgressions : for my name is in him.
141. oldal - There are more ways of killing a dog than by choking him with butter.
142. oldal - Gilbert put his elbows on the table and rested his face in his hands.
197. oldal - She was so wrapped up in her own thoughts that she didn't notice the red eyes watching her.
151. oldal - I save this fire, as noble Christ saves; Mary on the top of the house and Brigid in its center; The eight strongest angels in Heaven Preserving this house and keeping its people safe.
13. oldal - When you were born, just a fresh babe, and I held you in my arms for the first time, I knew that we had to call you Bridie, after the blessed St Brigid.
191. oldal - She wanted to fly at him and scratch his eyes out, but she...
55. oldal - Grabbing each of the children by the wrist, he pushed his way through the crowd to the front of the gate.
12. oldal - She wiped a tear away from her cheek with the back of her hand. Dad knelt down and swept her up into his arms, bringing her face close to his. 'Husha, what's this you're saying?

A szerzőről (2003)

Kirsty Murray is the author of three popular junior novels - Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish (winner of the WA Premier's Children's Book Award, 2001), Market Blues and Walking Home with Marie Claire - and several non-fiction books for children. She has worked as a forest ranger, archivist, artist and teacher, and now is a full-time writer.

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