Jackie French’s “The Matilda Saga”: “The Road to Gundagai”

jackie french road to gundagaiJackie French, recently announced as Australia’s new Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015, has just released the third novel in “The Matilda Saga”. The newest — entitled The Road to Gundagai — follows A Waltz for Matilda and The Girl from Snowy River. It is set during the Depression in rural Australia and traces Blue Laurence’s escape from her aunts’ mansion to become a mermaid in the Magnifico Family Circus. But somewhere there is a murderer, waiting to strike again…

We have all three books in the Saga in store, best for readers aged 11 and up, as well as numerous other books French has written for all ages.

The Road to Gundagai – Jackie French – PB – HarperCollins – $20.00

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Filed under Australian Women Writers Challenge (AWW), Reviews, Tweens (11-14 years), Xmas Gift Ideas

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