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Rich & Rare : a collection of Australian stories, poetry and artwork

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A collector of computer games, a knitting needle ninja, a violin that comes to life, a cat with many names, a love that cannot be bought, a prince who finds a friend, an alien invasion...
Welcome to a world of 'beauty rich and rare', a world of natural (and unnatural) gifts on every page - from humour to horror, thriller to fantasy – encompassing the past, the present and t
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 2015 by Ford Street Publishing (first published September 1st 2015)
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Paul Collins
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A good book should be like a decent pair of shoes; essential to the living of a comfortable life, worn-in from constant use, favoured over others, shared among friends and have the ability to lead you to foreign places. ‘Rich & Rare,’ the newest anthology from Ford Street Publishing, definitely ticks all the boxes.

Jam packed full of 40 short stories and poems and illustrations to match, this book is perfect for any situation or mood. Need a bit of philosophical thinking whilst curled up on the c
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Robyn Donoghue
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Rich and Rare is an anthology edited by Paul Collins which lives up to its title. It is a rich collection from an extraordinary array of Australian authors and illustrators, who offer up rare genius in the telling. There is something for every type of reader: Contemporary, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Historical, Graphical and many more genres are represented. Every piece is also complemented by stunning artwork.

George Ivanoff gives a modern spin to the Invasion of the Body Snatchers with his eeri
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Angela Oliver
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Rich and Rare" is a hefty tome, chocka-filled with delightfully tasty reads from a plethora of Australian authors. There's a little of everything in here: humour, magic, mystery, adventure, and more, certainly a tale to tantalise any young readers taste-buds. It is helpfully divided into sections, with similar themes grouped together, but I read it easily from cover-to-cover.

Now, I'm not usually a short story fan - prefering a novel that I can sink my teeth into and characters I can get to know
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Laura
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Rich and rare was a collection of very different short stories, the only thing that made them alike was that the protagonist was almost always a child. There were stories that lasted along time and others that didn't. But every story was quite exciting or sad in one point of it.

I really liked this book because all of the stories were very different and relatively short, so it kept my attention the whole way through. In the end this was really good book and I recommend this to people who like qui
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Sandi Parsons
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully rounded collection of stories guaranteed to tempt even the fussiest of young readers.
Tim
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Rich & Rare (Anthology)
Paul Collins (ed)
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
Format: Paperback Demographic: Upper primary and above
RRP: $24.95 ISBN: 9781925272116

Quality short story anthologies can be a rare delicacy these days. It is well then that Ford St has published Rich & Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork, a delightful smorgasbord of Aussie talent that's sure to have something for any reader to enjoy. Whatever your poison, be it side-bursting comedy, edge-of-your-sea
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Emily Meldrum
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
In truth, there aren’t many books over 450 pages that you are able to read across a six month period without losing a grip on the character development or plot line. Rich and Rare is the title chosen for a collection of short stories, poems and artworks by Australians and is perfect for busy wanna-be-readers! So while life got in the way a little for me while reading this book it has demonstrated a definite strength in the individual stories chosen for this anthology – they are funny, unpredicta ...more
Nikola Vukoja
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of Rich & Rare, a collection of short stories, poetry & illustrations, by varied and talented Aussie authors & illustrators.

The first wohoo moment was when I opened the envelope and saw the brilliant cover design. The second was when I recognised so many of the authors (I instantly knew I was in for a treat). The third – and this is biggie – was the size of the collection. It runs at over 500 pages while each short story is few thousand words (give or take
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Dimity Powell
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, kids-lit
Outstanding and thoroughly enjoyable, every last morsel and word. See my full reviews on this should read anthology at Boomerang Books Blog. http://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au/sto... and http://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au/the... ...more
Julie
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great variety and genres of YA reading. High quality writing, from numerous Aussie authors. Recommended.
Jenny
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A veritable feast for everyone, not just YA.
Clare Snow
I liked some of the stories, but others I didn't see a point, so I gave up when the library wanted the book back. ...more
Liz
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some lovely stories. A mixed bag of genres for young readers, and it was interesting to see authors who usually write adult books tackle their genre for a younger audience.
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Paul Collins has written many books, mostly for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles: The Jelindel Chronicles (Dragonlinks, Dragonfang, Dragonsight and Wardragon), and The Quentaris Chronicles ─ co-edited with Michael Pryor ─ (Swords of Quentaris, Slaves of Quentaris, Dragonlords of Quentaris, Princess of Shadows, The Forgotten Prince, Vampires of Quentaris ...more

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