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The Blue Feather

Gary Crew

4 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Mysteries, the supernatural, monsters & mythologic

There's a myth in Esperance that's been around for years, apparently going as far back as the arrival of the first Europeans. Locals think there's a huge bird, big enough to carry away adult humans . . .

Recurring rumours of attacks by a giant raptor lead Greg Muir to seek the truth behind the bird's existence. Is it big enough to bring down a light plane? Can it carry away human beings in its talons? Is it responsible for the mutilation of a hang-glider?

A quest for a creature as fearful as it is elusive . . . Is the story of the huge bird only a myth, or is it reality? And if it is a reality, what part will it play in shaping the lives of those who search for it?

Blue Feather is a stunningly crafted mystery from one of Australia's most awarded writers, Gary Crew.

'A beautifully crafted novel . . . Fully satisfying.' Herald Sun

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Praise for The Blue Feather

  • A beautifully crafted novel . . . Fully satisfying. - HERALD SUN

  • This stunningly original work defies easy categorization as it spins dual story lines into one spellbinding yarn ... Crew tantalizes to the very end, leaving readers to speculate enthusiastically on the riddles he craftily leaves unsolved. His tale will electrify his audience. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on STRANGE OBJECTS

  • Will continue to tease and perplex readers of all ages long after it has been read. - AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW on STRANGE OBJECTS

  • A supernatural mystery of a high order. - KIRKUS REVIEWS on STRANGE OBJECTS

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Gary Crew

Gary Crew writes short stories, novels and picture books. Gary is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is particularly interested in researching the creative links between fiction and nonfiction in his novels and the creative interface between print text and visual text in his picture books. During his publishing career of over 30 years Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for novels and twice for his picture books; the New South Wales Premier's Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the American Children's Book of Distinction, the Aurealis Best Children's Short Fiction, the Wilderness Society's Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. Gary lives on the waterfront of subtropical Bribie Island. When he is not writing or lecturing, he loves to walk by the sea or read.

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