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y separately published work icon A Waltz for Matilda single work   novel   young adult   historical fiction  
Is part of The Matilda Saga Jackie French , 2010 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A Waltz for Matilda
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'In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. "You'll never catch me alive, said he..."

'Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the well-known poem by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia's early years as an emerging nation.'

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Chinese and Afghan characters.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2010 .
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      Extent: 479p.
      ISBN: 9780732290214 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

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— Review of Christina's Matilda Edel Wignell , 2011 single work biography ; A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Tony Thompson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 19 no. 3 2011; (p. 39-40)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel ; Taj and the Great Camel Trek Rosanne Hawke , 2011 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kerry Boyd , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Tale of Stoic Outback Heroine Jenny Hale , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 February 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Northanger Billabong Gillian Dooley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 328 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 25 no. 5 2010; (p. 41-42)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Review : Young Adult Fiction Julia Ross , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Zombies Add to the Fun Angie Schiavone , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 January 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Zombies Vs Unicorns 2010 anthology short story ; Noah's Law Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2010 single work novel ; A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
Northanger Billabong Gillian Dooley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 328 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of A Waltz for Matilda Jackie French , 2010 single work novel
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