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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Wedgetail
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'Andy is fascinated by wedgetail eagles. He lies on the shed roofs of his family's farm and watches them cruising about on their huge wings, high above him in the sunlit air. They are like skaters skimming on ice, gliding together or apart in vast arcs and circles a kilometre wide.

'One day a ranger brings him an orphaned eaglet so tiny that is seems unlikely to survive. 'Wedgetail' is the story of Andy's struggle to save its life, to nurse it and feed it, to protect it from danger and finally to watch it grow into a proud and beautiful eagle. 

'The boy and the bird form a bond so deep that they understand each other instinctively. But sooner or later, he must release his friend into the wild . . .' (Publication summary)

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    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2003 .
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      Extent: 143p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780734406040
      Series: Takeaways Lothian (publisher), 1999 series - publisher children's fiction children's
    • Sydney,: Hachette Australia , 2012 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 January 2012

      ISBN: 9780734413093

Works about this Work

Review : Wedgetail Eleanor Stodart , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 48 no. 1 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
Mixed Bag of Goodies for Young Readers Verona Burgess , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 2003; (p. 6a)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction ; Toad Away Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Lighthouse Kids Diana Chase 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Naming of Tishkin Silk Glenda Millard 2003 single work children's fiction ; Mudlark Michael Stephens 2003 single work children's fiction ; Eloise : A Ghost Story Catherine Jinks 2003 single work children's fiction
Review : Wedgetail Nola Allen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 18 no. 5 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
Review : Wedgetail Nola Allen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 18 no. 5 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
Mixed Bag of Goodies for Young Readers Verona Burgess , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 2003; (p. 6a)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction ; Toad Away Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Lighthouse Kids Diana Chase 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Naming of Tishkin Silk Glenda Millard 2003 single work children's fiction ; Mudlark Michael Stephens 2003 single work children's fiction ; Eloise : A Ghost Story Catherine Jinks 2003 single work children's fiction
Review : Wedgetail Eleanor Stodart , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 48 no. 1 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Wedgetail Colin Thiele 2003 single work children's fiction
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