Bridie's Fire by Kirsty Murray


Bridie's Fire by Kirsty Murray

Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia, on the other side of the ocean. 'Bridie looked up at the swirling stars. It was as if the sky and the whole world was opening up before her. In her rough boy's clothes, she wasn't Bridie O'Connor, an Irish waif. She wasn't an orphan girl at sea, a stranger in a new land. She wasn't even a servant any more. She had money in her leather pouch, a swag full of food and a good companion. She could be a whole new Bridie. Nothing could quench the fire in her now.'


a rollicking start [to the Children of the Wind series] , full of incident, adventure and rich detail

-to-life detail.

/12/03I really enjoyed it. It is the first in a series and I will be reading the rest. excellent novel of courage and endurance.

've just finished Bridie's Fire. I loved it!'

About the Author

Kirsty Murray is the author of Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish (winner of the WA Premier's Children's Book Award, 2001), in addition to the first three books in the Children of the Wind series. She has also written several non-fiction books for children. She has worked as a forest ranger, archivist, artist and teacher, and now is a full-time writer.

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264 pages
Interest Age: From 10 To 13


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Publication date

1st November 2003



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