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Kirsty Murray Kirsty Murray i(A4949 works by) (birth name: Kirstin Doris Boyd)
Born: Established: 1960 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Details of Works Taught

Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1077162 2003 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 2 units)

'Bridie's Fire is the tale of a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland to find a home for herself in goldrush Australia.

'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's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia, The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.' (Publication summary)

Genres in Children's Literature La Trobe University 2010
y separately published work icon Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1077162 2003 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 2 units)

'Bridie's Fire is the tale of a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland to find a home for herself in goldrush Australia.

'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's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia, The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.' (Publication summary)

Genres in Children's Literature La Trobe University 2012
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