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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Ghost Bird
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'Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn’t be explained.

'Stacey and Laney are twins – mirror images of each other – and yet they’re as different as the sun and the moon. Stacey works hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can’t believe she’s just run off without telling her.

'As the days pass and Laney doesn’t return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing – Laney is alive. It’s hard for Stacey to know what’s real and what’s imagined and even harder to know who to trust. All she knows for sure is that Laney needs her help.

'Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 280p.
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      • Published 1 October 2019.
      ISBN: 9780702260230 (pbk), 9780702261640 (ebook)

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  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon At Home with Lisa Fuller Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 23452959 2020 single work podcast interview

'Lisa Fuller is a Wuilli Wuilli woman from Eidsvold, Queensland, and is also descended from Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka peoples. Ghost Bird is her debut YA novel. She received the 2017 David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer, the 2018 Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship, and was a joint winner of the 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers.

'Lisa is an editor and publishing consultant, and is passionate about culturally appropriate writing and publishing.' (Production introduction)

Why Culturally Aware Reviews Matter Lisa Fuller , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , October 2020;

'After publishing my first novel Ghost Bird, I found even positive reviews would often show a lack of awareness of my beliefs, treating them as ‘myths and legends’. The structural racism of Australia bleeds through into everyday language and the expectations non-Indigenous reviewers place onto books by First Nations writers.' (Introduction)

Teen Heroes and Villains Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 December 2019; (p. 16)

— Review of This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; Ghost Bird Lisa Fuller , 2019 single work novel

'Many young people would love to have a superpower, although few would view themselves as superheroes or even as everyday heroes. They may in fact see themselves as antiheroes due to lack of confidence or difficult life experiences. The novels under­ ­review here suggest young adults may be able to draw on powers from within themselves, their family, friends and community to create identity and perhaps even help save their corner of the world.' (Introduction)

Teen Heroes and Villains Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 December 2019; (p. 16)

— Review of This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; Ghost Bird Lisa Fuller , 2019 single work novel

'Many young people would love to have a superpower, although few would view themselves as superheroes or even as everyday heroes. They may in fact see themselves as antiheroes due to lack of confidence or difficult life experiences. The novels under­ ­review here suggest young adults may be able to draw on powers from within themselves, their family, friends and community to create identity and perhaps even help save their corner of the world.' (Introduction)

Why Culturally Aware Reviews Matter Lisa Fuller , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , October 2020;

'After publishing my first novel Ghost Bird, I found even positive reviews would often show a lack of awareness of my beliefs, treating them as ‘myths and legends’. The structural racism of Australia bleeds through into everyday language and the expectations non-Indigenous reviewers place onto books by First Nations writers.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon At Home with Lisa Fuller Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 23452959 2020 single work podcast interview

'Lisa Fuller is a Wuilli Wuilli woman from Eidsvold, Queensland, and is also descended from Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka peoples. Ghost Bird is her debut YA novel. She received the 2017 David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer, the 2018 Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship, and was a joint winner of the 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers.

'Lisa is an editor and publishing consultant, and is passionate about culturally appropriate writing and publishing.' (Production introduction)

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