Bridie's Fire (Children of the Wind #1)

Author(s): Kirsty Murray

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The first of four true-to-life historical adventures, this is a compelling story about a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland when her parents die in the potato famine, to make a life for herself in goldrush Australia.


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Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Notable Book 2004. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's History Award: Young People's History Prize 2004.

a rollicking start [to the Children of the Wind series] , full of incident, adventure and rich detail' Viewpoint Vol 11 No 4 Summer 2003A sweeping, rollicking read with plenty of satisfying true-to-life detail.' Northern Star(Lismore)20/12/03I really enjoyed it. It is the first in a series and I will be reading the rest.' Tamara, aged 14, YARAat excellent novel of courage and endurance.' Jennifer PoulterI've just finished Bridie's Fire. I loved it!' Georgia, 13 yrs

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781865087276
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.254
  • : October 2003
  • : 195mm X 132mm X 20mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 264
  • : Paperback
  • : Kirsty Murray