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Susannah McFarlane Susannah McFarlane i(A94652 works by)
Also writes as: 'Mac Park'
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Bold Tales for Brave-hearted Boys Susannah McFarlane , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 16867262 2019 selected work children's fiction fantasy

'Kind is the new brave! In this companion to her bestselling Fairytales for Feisty Girls, renowned kid hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring kind boys with big hearts.

'Bold: typically describes one who is willing to take risks; who is brave in heart as well as deed.

'Boys can be pretty handy at dragon-felling and tower-climbing, but there is so much more to them than brawn and bravado: they have a lot to say and feel as well, as these tilted tales will tell…

'Cheer along as the sometimes unexpected heroes in these retellings of Jack and the BeanstalkHansel and GretelThe Emperor's New Clothes and Prince Leo and the Sleeping Princess create their own happily ever afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book.

'A glorious treasury for young boys - and girls - featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Simon Howe, Matt Huynh, Louie Joyce and Brenton McKenna.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Lot of Stuff Happens Susannah McFarlane (editor), Melbourne : Puffin , 2019 14889546 2019 collected work children's fiction

'When stuff happens to Ned, Dale, Sean and Ethan at Monvale Primary, it’s just the everyday stuff. You know, friendships, ghost stories, the school play, disappearing hamburgers, new teachers, singing monkeys and lions, the first day at school school flags made of underwear, living up to older brothers and sisters, warring dinosaurs. Stuff that happens all the time when you’re in year five.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Boy vs Beast : Mega Battles 2 'Mac Park' , Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2018 14400595 2018 selected work children's fiction
1 y separately published work icon Fairytales for Feisty Girls Susannah McFarlane , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14072218 2018 selected work short story

'The renowned girl hero and feisty author presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairy tales featuring girls with smarts.

'Feisty: typically one who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous. Girls can rescue themselves—just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina create their own happily-ever-afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book. A glorious treasury for young girls—and boys—featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Dino Corp 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 12246988 2018 single work children's fiction children's science fiction fantasy

'Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!
'It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. 
'Hunter, Charlie and Ethan must save the last and wildest of all the dinosaurs - the T-rex! Will the team finally find out where all the dinosaurs came from?' (Publication summary)
 

1 y separately published work icon Mega Hatch 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 12246932 2018 single work children's fiction children's science fiction fantasy

'A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

'Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!

'It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. 

'Dinosaurs are running wild all over the place! Hunter and his team must hatch their best plan yet. But that's not the only thing hatching...' (Publication summary)

1 Louise Park and Susannah McFarlane on Co-Authoring Louise Park , Susannah McFarlane , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 32 no. 3 2017; (p. 8-9)

'For the past eight years Susannah McFarlane and Louise Park have co-written fantasy action books aimed at getting the most reluctant of readers, often boys, hooked into reading. Under the name Mac Park, Susannah and Louise have created the much loved Boy vs Beast (Scholastic) and, in July, the new series D-Bot Squad is launched by Allen & Unwin. Susannah and Lousie, who live in different cities, talk about their rather unique writing partnership.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Deep Dive 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11533101 2017 single work children's fiction children's science fiction fantasy

'Hunter and his team dive deep under the sea to catch five kronosauruses. But soon they become the meat in a giant squid and krono sandwich . . .'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Stack Attack 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11533007 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy science fiction

'Hunter and Charlie have made the best double d-bot to catch an argentinosaurus. But they have a new friend to save first. And will the double d-bot work for two even bigger dinosaurs?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Big Stink 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11312677 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy science fiction

'Hunter thinks he's built the perfect d-bot for hunting down a fully grown stegosaurus - an enormous, slow-moving fart machine. But things don't always go to plan...' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Double Trouble 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11312624 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy science fiction

'When Hunter finds himself high in the sky in the clutches of a quetzalcoatlus, he knows he needs help. Who can free him? And will it be in time to catch a mega flying dinosaur?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Sky High 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11312562 2017 single work children's fiction children's science fiction fantasy

'There's a pterodactyl on the loose and Hunter must catch it. Dino Corp is depending on him. Will the d-bot he made be up for the job?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Dino Hunter 'Mac Park' , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11312498 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy science fiction

'Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!

'It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them.

'Hunter Marks knows everything there is to know about dinosaurs. But does he know enough to pass the computer game test and make it into top-secret D-Bot Squad?' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon D-Bot Squad 'Mac Park' , 2017 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11312457 2017 series - author children's fiction fantasy science fiction

A series about dinosaur robots.

1 y separately published work icon Mega Battles 'Mac Park' , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10954707 2017 selected work children's fiction science fiction

'Join Kai Masters, Border Guard, as he battles beasts to keep Earth safe. The first eight stories in the series.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Big Jump Susannah McFarlane , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2016 9911461 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Join Emma Jacks, aged 8, at Spy School! It is the final lesson of Spy School. Is EJ ready to become a secret agent? ' (Publication summary)

1 My Other Mother Robin Leuba , Susannah McFarlane , 2016 extract autobiography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2016; (p. 12)
'In 1965, a young unmarried mother gives birth to a child who is adopted out. Reunited after almost 50 years, Robin Leuba and Susannah McFarlane tell their stories.'
1 1 y separately published work icon Heartlines : The Year I Met My Other Mother Susannah McFarlane , Robin Leuba , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2016 9509691 2016 single work autobiography

'This is what happened the year I met my other mother.

'In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to Perth to resume her life having never seen her baby. After 10 days alone, the baby, is taken home, named Susannah, and made part of a wonderful family that loves her. The adoption laws at the time guarantee that there can be no contact between birth mother and child. Ever.

'In 1984, the law is changed and sealed files can be opened. In 1989 Robin tries to make contact with Susannah who is now the same age as Robin was when she had her. Susannah replies to Robin in a letter, declining contact.

'In 2014, Susannah, at the same age Robin was when she wrote her first letter, writes Robin a different letter. The heartlines open. After nearly fifty years apart, a mother and daughter are reunited. But the path to a relationship is not smooth. Very few adoption reunions result in meaningful, long-term reconnection. The fragile relationships stumble and fall under the weight of years of repressed anger, hurt, grief and loss, different beliefs and of whole lives spent apart. A feeling of connection isn't enough. You have to fight for a relationship.

'This is the story of two women who did. The raw openness of their writing and the breakneck speed of their reconnection is compelling. Heartlines is at once both unique and universal. It's a story of courage and what can happen when you open rather than close your heart; when you decide to stay just as every fearful instinct tells you to run away.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon EJ Shines! Susannah McFarlane , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2016 9462421 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'EJ’s toughest mission yet. The Head of SHINE has uncovered a secret laboratory that uses animals for cosmetic testing. But now she is missing and it is up to EJ12 to find her.'

1 y separately published work icon Grumpiest Gecko Susannah McFarlane , Lachlan Creagh (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2016 9285947 2016 single work picture book children's

'Grace is the grumpiest gecko from Gundagai to Gillingarra. Join Grace and her gang for giddy go-karting! ' (Publication summary)

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