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Why did it take so long! This is fantastic. What a brilliant way to support teachers choosing quality Australian literature.
Sarah C, Primary/Secondary (SA)
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Reading Australia is a fabulous resource for teachers wanting to include top quality Australian books into their curriculum. Absolutely great for the time-poor.
– Jo Anne P, Primary (ACT)
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Varied, layered, enriching – Reading Australia paves practical pathways into our national reading culture. Students and teachers will tap into the treasure trove, encouraging learning.
– Jennifer J, Secondary (SA)
Pearl likes solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world. Charlie likes taking baths and watching his garden grow. So how can Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley be such goods friends?
A delightfully uplifting tale about self-belief, courage – and above all – the power of friendship.
“The Messenger is comedic, romantic, thrilling, confronting, playful, deceptive… While it shares qualities with Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good and Iain Softley’s film K-Pax, it is cleverer, subtler and more profound than either and, as a bonus, determinedly Australian.” (Australian Book Review)