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Kirsty Murray
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Australia

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Kirsty Murray is a multi-award winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults. Her eleven novels include many much loved Australian historical fiction including Bridie’s Fire, India Dark and The Year It All Ended as well as the time-slip adventures The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie and Market Blues. Kirsty has also written popular non-fiction books such as the CBCA Honour Book Topsy Turvy World. Kirsty’s recent releases include Kids Who Did – Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived and the warm and funny picture book When Billy was a Dog.

Testimonial:
Kirsty is a vibrant and engaging speaker who captured and held the attention of her audience from beginning to end. She brought the setting, characters and themes of her novel The year it all ended to life.
-Kathryn, Teacher Librarian, Lauriston Girls’ School
(Lauriston Girls School’s year 8 student are studying The year it all ended in 2020)

www.kirstymurray.com

Books by Kirsty Murray

Strangers on Country

Best suited 8+ years
Strangers on Country includes the stories of six Europeans and the people who cared for them.

When Billy Was a Dog

2020 CBCA Early Childhood shortlisted
Best Suited for ages 3+ years

Billy wants a dog. He really really really wants one. Billy’s parents aren’t so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his own paws.

Puddle Hunters

Best Suited for ages 3+ years
When the rain stops it’s time to go puddle hunting. Ruby and Banjo and Mum go up the street, and into the park, over the bridge and down to the river flats where the puddles lie waiting

Kids Who Did: Real Kids who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived

Best Suited for ages 10+ years
When the future looks dark, courageous kids bring light and hope into the world. Forty true stories celebrate kids who have protested, prayed, rebelled, saved lives, earned a fortune, lost everything, become world-famous, or fought to survive war and oppression

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Best Suited for ages 11+ years
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia

Bridie’s Fire-Children of the Wind quartet Book #1

Suitable for  10-16 Years

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

Becoming Billy Dare-Children of the Wind quartet Book #2

Best Suited 10-16 Years
Becoming Billy Dare follows the life of a feisty Irish boy who runs away to Australia and finds his vocation as an actor in the colourful theatres of Melbourne, around the time of Federation.

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