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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Marsh and Me
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'There’s a hill out the back of Joey’s house. Hardly anyone goes there—it’s not a beautiful place, just a covered-over old rubbish tip. But Joey likes it up there. It’s his hill—somewhere he likes to go to wonder about life. He longs to be the best at something, to be a famous astronaut, or mountain climber, to stand out.

'When Joey discovers a tree house in an old peppercorn tree on the hill, he is annoyed that someone has invaded his special place. But he is also curious about who the intruder could be. But making contact isn’t easy. The tree-house girl is wild and hostile and full of secrets—Joey needs to work out a way to win her over. And as he does, he finds a way to shine.

'Marsh and Me is a story about friendship and trust and learning to believe in yourself and what makes you special. Martine Murray’s beautifully rounded characters, with all their self-doubts, yearnings and wise insights, will delight readers young and old.'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 256p.
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      • Published 1 May 2017
      ISBN: 9781925498011
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      • Published 3 July 2017.
      ISBN: 9781925498011, 9781925410372 (ebook)

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Know the Author/Illustrator : Martine Murray Tali Lavi , 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 20-24)
Martine Murray is poised on the brink of her next adventure, much like many of the heroes who populate her books. She is in the process of readying her home so that she can sell it. She plans on moving to an undeveloped land nearby and starting p a community based on principles of permaculture. This revelation stirs up simultaneous delight in her adventurous spirit and a feeling of sadness for the incumbent loss. Entering the Castlemaine property, whose location has inspired several of her books, one is struck by its unconventional beauty and how it appears attuned to its natural state. This then is the world of Martine's books. (Introduction)
Know the Author/Illustrator : Martine Murray Tali Lavi , 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 20-24)
Martine Murray is poised on the brink of her next adventure, much like many of the heroes who populate her books. She is in the process of readying her home so that she can sell it. She plans on moving to an undeveloped land nearby and starting p a community based on principles of permaculture. This revelation stirs up simultaneous delight in her adventurous spirit and a feeling of sadness for the incumbent loss. Entering the Castlemaine property, whose location has inspired several of her books, one is struck by its unconventional beauty and how it appears attuned to its natural state. This then is the world of Martine's books. (Introduction)
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