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The House That Was Eureka - a book by Wheatley, Nadia

The House That Was Eureka

The House That Was Eureka( )
Author: Wheatley, Nadia
Introduction by: Jordan, Toni
Series title:Text Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Text Publishing Company
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $12.95
Book Description:

Winner of the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Award, 1984.

It's 1981 and Evie is sixteen. She has left school but can't find work, and her family has just moved into the run-down inner Sydney suburb of Newtown. Noel lives in the adjoining terrace house. He's fifteen, not taking school seriously and fed up with looking after his ancient bed-ridden grandmother.

As a friendship grows between Evie and Noel, the past is set back in motion, and the events of the...
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Detailed Subjects: Young Adult Fiction / General
Author Biography
Wheatley, Nadia (Author)
Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer, born on April 30, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She began writing full-time in 1976 and has written numerous award-winning picture books, novels, and works of history for children and adults. She has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her biography of Charmian Clift won the New South Wales Premier's Award for Australian History (2002). Her other work includes My Place (illustrated by Donna Rawlins), The House that was Eureka, The Papunya School Book of Country and History (in collaboration with Aboriginal students and staff at Papunya School - Northern Territory) and Going Bush which received an Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing (2007). In 2016, her book, Flight (illustrated by Armin Greder), won the 2016 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award, Picture Book of the Year.


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