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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Messenger Bird
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'When you first realise the unfairness and randomness of death it eats into your thoughts like acid. Never before has Tamar felt so alone. Her older brother is dead, her mum's away and her dad's so wrapped up in restoring their ancient farmhouse he avoids talking about the things that really matter. Even friendly new neighbour Gavin can't get through to her, despite his eager attempts.

When Tamar discovers an old handwritten sheet of music and allows herself to play piano again, she meets gifted violinist Nathaniel who may just hold the key to her future. With no one else to turn to, Tamar is unwittingly drawn into a journey through time and music.' Source: http://uqp.uq.edu.au (Sighted 19/03/2012).

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  • Dedication: For Janet Fletcher


  • Epigraph:
    But who shall so forecast the years
    And find in loss a gain to match?
    Or reach a hand thro' time to catch
    The far-off interest of tears?

    'In Memoriam', Alfred Lord Tennyson

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[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Moira Robinson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 20 no. 2 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 May 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
Teen Spirits Pam Macintyre , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 343 2012; (p. 78-79)

— Review of Preloved Shirley Marr , 2012 single work novel ; Night Beach Kirsty Eagar , 2012 single work novel ; The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Anne Briggs , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 40)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Sue Clancy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 56 no. 3 2012; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Anne Briggs , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 40)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
Teen Spirits Pam Macintyre , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 343 2012; (p. 78-79)

— Review of Preloved Shirley Marr , 2012 single work novel ; Night Beach Kirsty Eagar , 2012 single work novel ; The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 May 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Moira Robinson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 20 no. 2 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
[Review Essay] The Messenger Bird Sue Clancy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 56 no. 3 2012; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Messenger Bird Rosanne Hawke , 2012 single work novel
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