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  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140366297
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

People Might Hear You


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When her aunt marries the forbidding Mr Tyrell, Frances is introduced to the mysterious temple, with its strange, fanatical beliefs. At first she trustingly accepts her aunt's new life, and tries to be a 'worthy' member of the temple. But as she uncovers its sinister secrets she realises she has no escape . . .

  • Pub date: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140366297
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Robin Klein

Born in Kempsey, New South Wales, Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986).

Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award. This outstanding novel was named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Her novel for older readers, The Listmaker, won the 1990 South Australian Festival Award for Literature.

In 1991 Robin Klein was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia. Robin was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa), from the University of Newcastle in 2004.

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Awards & Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

    Special Mention • 1986 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • COOL Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1991 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1992 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Second • 1992 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1992 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1993 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults


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