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While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.'

Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past.

Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    March 20, 2013


    284 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    November 20, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    204 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Joan Lindsay

Picnic At Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Popular Penguins
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Penguin Australian Classics


Love, Simon
Who Sank The Boat?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Wombat Big, Puggle Small
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Thirteen Reasons Why
Turtles All the Way Down
Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Fish In A Tree
Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Peter Rabbit The Movie: Sticker Activity Book
The Bfg
The Sun is also a Star
The Martian
The Hazel Wood
The Rains