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y separately published work icon Bridie's Fire single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Is part of Children of the Wind Kirsty Murray , 2003- series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Bridie's Fire
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'Birdie's Fire is the tale of a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland to find a home for herself in goldrush Australia.

'Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia, on the other side of the ocean.

'Bridie's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia. The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2003 .
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      Extent: 252p.
      ISBN: 1865087270

Works about this Work

Untitled Joyce Michael , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sue Clancy , 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. 26)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 1 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Of Songs and Stories (It's Your Dreaming) Kirsty Murray , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 12 no. 1 2004; (p. 3-5)
Kirsty Murray explores the idea that storytelling, not least for young people, reflects and strengthens cultural identity. Her discussion includes a particular focus on her novel Bridie's Fire.
Untitled Sue Page , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 83 no. 5 2003; (p. 47)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
[Review] Bridie's Fire Pam Macintyre , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 11 no. 4 2003; (p. 44)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 18 no. 5 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sue Page , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 83 no. 5 2003; (p. 47)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 1 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sue Clancy , 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. 26)

— Review of Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , 2003 single work children's fiction
Of Songs and Stories (It's Your Dreaming) Kirsty Murray , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 12 no. 1 2004; (p. 3-5)
Kirsty Murray explores the idea that storytelling, not least for young people, reflects and strengthens cultural identity. Her discussion includes a particular focus on her novel Bridie's Fire.
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  • Kerry (County),
    c
    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Victorian goldfields area, Victoria,
  • 1850s
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