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Jesus : a pilgrimage / James Martin, SJ.
Author: Martin, James, 1960-, author.
Publisher: : Harper, 2016 -- New York, NY HarperOne, 2014 -- ©2014
Review by: O'connor, Maureen Mrs  on: 21/02/2018 2:06:04 PM
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In the book A Pilgrimage James Martin brings to life to the reader a wonderful account of Jesus's life as related in the gospels. An amazing read.
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The red wind / Isobelle Carmody.
Author: Carmody, Isobelle, 1958-
Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. : Penguin, 2010.
Review by: Azaelia  on: 16/01/2018 11:44:39 AM
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I am a little biased as I love any work done by Isobelle Carmody, but this truly deserves 5 stars. Carmody is a master of words, giving rich descriptions and heartfelt imaginings in a flowing, graceful style. This story is very character-driven, and strongly conveys through the characters the message of facing your fears, believing in yourself, and being generous and helping others even if it costs you something.
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George's marvellous medicine.
Author: Dahl, Roald, 1916-, author.
Publisher: London : Puffin, 2001
Review by: Azaelia  on: 16/01/2018 11:29:30 AM
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I had so much fun reading this book! You should definitely heed the warning NOT to try this at home! The medicine he makes is quite disgusting. Dahl's fantastic imagination and quirkiness come across so well in this book, and the language is playful and comical. A great read for any age.
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The one-in-a-million boy / Monica Wood.
Author: Wood, Monica, author.
Publisher: London Headline Review, 2016.
Review by: Pilottos, Jennifer Mrs  on: 14/01/2018 5:43:26 PM
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A beautiful story that unwraps the complexities of human relationships with gentle humour and heartbreaking clarity because of the friendship of one young boy and an elderly lady.
Heartbreak and hope are woven together in such a way as to balance both these cravings of the readers heart.
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Author: Gleitzman, Morris
Publisher: : Penguin, 2008
Review by: bookgirl76  on: 27/11/2017 3:11:27 PM
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This is such a powerful story. It's very sad and I'm not sure it's the type of book kids would want to read. But they should read it anyway! Felix is a Jewish boy in Poland during World War 2. He and his friend Zelda have just jumped from a train and are looking for a safe place to hideout for a while. This is actually the second book to his story, but you are able to read it as a stand alone. He has a kids view of the world, which is sometimes amusing, and sometimes not. I think it is a book that everyone should read.
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Fangirl / Rainbow Rowell.
Author: Rowell, Rainbow, author.
Publisher: London Macmillan Children's Books, 2014.
Review by: Hamadi, Houda  on: 23/11/2017 5:11:46 PM
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A very interesting read! Would really suggest to geek girl lovers.
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Wallace & Gromit's [dvd] : world of invention
Publisher: Roadshow, 2011
Review by: Yaghi, Jacob Mr  on: 18/11/2017 1:37:36 PM
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I love Wallace and Gromit
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Wonder / R.J. Palacio.
Author: Palacio, R. J., author.
Publisher: London Corgi, 2014. -- ©2012
Review by: Yaghi, Jacob Mr  on: 5/11/2017 3:45:19 PM
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The master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny.
Author: Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940, author. -- Glenny, Michael, translator.
Publisher: London Vintage Books, 2014. -- ©1967.
Review by: elissa  on: 2/11/2017 10:01:25 AM
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Written in 1940, this book wasnt published until 1966 and even then only as a censored version within Russia. Luckily, the manuscript was leaked outside the regime and published uncensored to wild success across Europe. If you love magical realism think Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabelle Allenda, Haruki Murakami then youll adore The Master and Margarita. Hilarious, thought provoking, bizarre and wonderful. Literature at its finest an unmissable read.
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Talking to my country / Stan Grant.
Author: Grant, Stan, 1963- author.
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016. -- ©2016
Review by: elissa  on: 2/11/2017 10:00:43 AM
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A book every Australian should read.
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