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By the award-winning author of The Wishbird. A powerful magic realism story about Ziggy Truegood, a young girl who has a premonition that she will drown on her 12th birthday.

Ziggy Truegood lives in a tiny town deep in Hushing Wood, where strange things are happening. The townspeople are fighting, Ziggy feels like something is hunting her, and her beloved woods have become dark and hostile. When exotic Raffi and his grandfather arrive in town, Ziggy finds herself strangely drawn to them. But are they there to save Ziggy, or are they the hunters?

Thought-provoking and engaging, Hushing Wood is a lovely blend of action, fable and magic realism.

Reviews

A mixture of mystery, magic, and adventure this is an imaginative tale that will appeal to independent upper primary readers who are starting to be aware of themselves and their place in the world and perhaps experiencing a little insecurity at the changes happening within and without. An intriguing read that will resonate long after the last page is read.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143309178

    April 3, 2017

    Puffin

    192 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781760142483

    April 3, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    192 pages

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The Wishbird
Our Australian Girl: Poppy Comes Home (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy and the Thief (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy at Summerhill (Book 2)
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