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Poppy Comes Home (Our Australian Girl - Poppy #4)

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Poppy has never been closer to finding her brother, Gus, when the worse thing she could possibly imagine happens... Fisher is kidnapped! Will Poppy be able to find her very best friend in the world? And has the chance to find Gus slipped away forever?

Poppy's story concludes in this, the breathtaking final instalment of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a bett
Published October 3rd 2011 by Penguin Books Australia (first published September 28th 2011)
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Jill Smith
Mar 18, 2014 Jill Smith rated it really liked it
It’s 1864 and Poppy lives at Bird Creek Mission near Echuca. She hates life there, only her brother Gus, living there too, makes it bearable. They are both part aboriginal, their mother died and their father disappeared leaving them to cope with Mission life. Gus teaches all the kids how to look for bush tucker, he often gets in trouble.

One day Gus tells Poppy he plans to leave to look for their father. Poppy is scared for him, but, he promises to return for her before her thirteenth birthday, w
Jill Smith
Apr 21, 2012 Jill Smith rated it really liked it
This is the final book in the 'Our Australian Girl' series.

‘Poppy Comes Home’, as she travels on she meets up with a travelling show, agreeing to be part of the act as they go from town to town, getting fed and asking about Gus at every stop along the way. She becomes disheartened when again she can’t find her brother. She discovers the medicinal show is an act and the Professor is a con man, too late, when he tricks her, and takes Fisher away from her. Her faithful dog being her only companion
And Poppy reaches Beechworth.

And so bits of it threw me out of the story - like the description of what seemed like a long walk between the prison and the Town Hall, when it's actually half a block. (I was in Beechworth on Saturday, I checked. From the post office I could see all the way past the old gaol, the old courthouse, etc, to the walls of the prison.)

But it was a brilliant, awesome ending to the series. As I've said previously, I just love the connection that I have to the places of this
This was my first book for the 24-hour read-a-thon on Sunday! I think I'd have to say I liked it best of all the Poppy stories, it was a very fast-paced and fun ending. Rather predictable at times - with a name like "Professor Cutpurse", you know Poppy's going to get rolled - but still a great read. (view spoiler) ...more
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Aug 08, 2013 Lara Davis rated it it was amazing
Read this series to my grade 3/4 class. We all totally fell in love it. Poppy was almost like another student in our class. We were sad to say goodbye at the end of the series.
Aug 02, 2012 Jemimah rated it really liked it
This one was a bit too fast-paced, it made for an interesting read, but I really like all the disguises!
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Gabrielle Wang is an award winning children’s author born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush, settling in the town of Wahgunyah on the Murray River. In her twenties Gabrielle lived in China and Taiwan where she studied Chinese language, traditional painting and calligraphy. After working as a graphic designer she discovered a love of paint ...more
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Our Australian Girl - Poppy (4 books)
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