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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Poppy Stories
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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Meet Poppy, Gabrielle Wang , single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'It's 1864 . . .

'and Poppy lives at Bird Creek Mission near Echuca. Poppy hates the Mission, especially now that her brother, Gus, has run away to pan for gold. What if Poppy escaped, too? Would she survive alone in the bush? And would she ever find Gus, whom she loves more than anything in the world?

'Meet Poppy and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.' (From the publisher's website.)

Poppy at Summerhill, Gabrielle Wang , single work children's fiction children's historical fiction
'Poppy sets out to chase her brother after he escapes from the Mission in search of freedom and a better life. She is taken in by a caring homestead family, after a terrible accident leaves her injured. The family's Aboriginal stockman, Tommy, awakens Poppy's Aboriginal roots and teaches her about their culture.' (Source: Libraries Australia).
Poppy and the Thief, Gabrielle Wang , single work children's fiction children's historical fiction
'Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother. When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal. In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold. She's so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured! Will anyone believe that she's innocent?' (Source: Libraries Australia.)
Poppy Comes Home, Gabrielle Wang , single work children's fiction children's historical fiction
'It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last! But when she follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery. Gus couldn't really be there, could he?' (Source: publisher's blurb.)

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