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Robert Newton Robert Newton i(A53835 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Male
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1 1 y separately published work icon Promise Me Happy Robert Newton , Melbourne : Penguin , 2019 15644021 2019 single work novel young adult

'I don’t know if it’s possible for people to change, not really. The way you’re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you’re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.

'Nate’s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He’s done things he regrets.

'But he’s never met anyone like Gem. She’s a tiny piece of wonderful and she’ll change everything he knows about himself. Is this the beginning of happiness? Or is there more hardship around the corner?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Mr Romanov's Garden In The Sky Robert Newton , Melbourne : Penguin , 2017 10691478 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Heartfelt, evocative and compelling – another masterpiece from the award-winning Robert Newton.

'Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie’s dad.

'But then, after witnessing the aftermath of a shocking incident, Lexie finds solace in the most unlikely of places – in a troubled old man called the Creeper.

'A chance, life-saving encounter on the commission’s roof seeds a friendship between the two and when they enlist the help of Lexie’s friend Davey, the three set off on an epic journey; one that will change their lives and the lives of those around them. ' (Publication summary)

2 14 y separately published work icon When We Were Two Robert Newton , Camberwell : Penguin , 2011 Z1810996 2011 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'Dan had to go, He felt he had no choice, but leaving home was never going to be easy . . .

'Dan and his brother Eddie take off for the coast, in search of their lost mother, in search of a better life . . . but it's a long road they face and Dan must use all his wits to get them there in one piece.

'When they are taken under the wings of a group of would-be soldiers marching over the mountains to join up for the Great War, Dan and Eddie's journey becomes something quite unexpected. The experiences they share will shape their future beyond recognition.

'This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story - Robert Newton at his very best.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 5 y separately published work icon The Black Dog Gang Robert Newton , Camberwell : Penguin , 2007 Z1438890 2007 single work novel young adult historical fiction 'The gang was Mickey's idea. We'd heard the rumours - rats were coming in off the ships and spreading disease. Then the government started offering tuppence a rat, so we decided to get stuck in. But we hadn't counted on someone getting sick. Or on Mickey's dad finding his rats chaining Mickey up. And what happened next . . . well, it would change things forever...' (Publisher's blurb)
1 11 y separately published work icon Runner Robert Newton , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1198209 2005 single work novel young adult

'It's 1919, Richmond football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job – running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run . . .' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon Saturday Morning, Mozart and Burnt Toast Robert Newton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004 Z1129744 2004 single work novel young adult
1 Curry in Disfavour Robert Newton , 2003 extract novel (The Punjabi Pappadum)
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 June 2003; (p. 4)
1 2 y separately published work icon The Punjabi Pappadum Robert Newton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1024951 2003 single work novel young adult adventure 'The small Australian country town of Longwood had two things going for it - oranges and the Punjabi Pappadum, the popular Indian restaurant, owned by Veejay Singh's parents. When the flashy new Burger Barn opens things start to go downhill for Veejay and his family. Veejay's choirboy mates rally behind him to put the Pappadum back on the map. Intertwined with a robbery, a rock eisteddfod and sinister happenings this unusual and humorous story will hold the interest of young readers. The appealing cover and short chapters will encourage readers to choose the book as a quick read.' (Source: CMIS Evaluation)
1 3 y separately published work icon The Khaki Kid Robert Newton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z966226 2002 single work children's fiction children's
1 4 y separately published work icon My Name is Will Thompson Robert Newton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001 Z819362 2001 single work children's fiction children's

'Will Thompson has problems. It's hard to feel normal when words and letters are swimming around in your head like alphabet soup. What makes it even harder is when your family is completely over the top!

'Will and two desperado friends devise a plan to stop the most powerful man in the state closing down the Boongara Learning Centre - it's a long shot, but some things are worth fighting for.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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