Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

by Ruth Park

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/01/1982

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A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.

ISBN:
9780140314601
9780140314601
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-01-1982
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
210x171x12mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Ruth Park

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.

She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.

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