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‘Fans of Belinda Murrell’s time-slip tales will not be disappointed.’ Magpies

‘Georgie’s sad. She wants me to help her. Can’t you see her, Jemma? She’s right there.’
Jemma has just landed her first babysitting job, in one of the famous Witches’ Houses. Sammy says it’s haunted, but Jemma doesn’t know what to believe.

One day Jemma discovers an ivory rose charm. As she touches it she sees a terrifying flashback. Is it the moment the ghost girl was murdered? Jemma runs away but tumbles down the stairs. She wakes up in 1895, unable to get home.

Jemma becomes a maid – but all is not well in the grand house. Jemma begins to suspect that the young heiress, Georgiana, is being poisoned. Now she must find the proof and rescue her friend – before time runs out.

Reviews

Fans of Belinda Murrell’s time slip tales will not be disappointed with her latest addition to the sries . . . This is a thoroughly engaging story . . . Murrell’s artful and thoroughly researched crafting of setting, her cast of believable characters, and her bent for interesting plot twists will keep this book securely in the hands of the reader until it is finished.

Carole Poustie, Magpies

I haven't enjoyed a junior fiction read so thoroughly or as much as I did The Ivory Rose for quite some time. Perhaps it was the local setting of Annandale in Sydney. Perhaps it was the time slip theme as Jemma found herself suddenly in 1895. Perhaps it was the well-drawn, believable characters. Or perhaps it was the strong, warm-hearted, likeable Jemma. It was all of the above!

bronasbooks.blogspot.com

This light, easy-to-read novel will tie in well with topics on Australian history in the Society and Environment learning area and the Australian curriculum.

Carol Townsing, Fiction Focus

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857986986

    February 2, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9781742750712

    May 2, 2011

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $15.99

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742750729

    May 2, 2011

    RHA eBooks Child

    290 pages

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