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Whispering in the Wind

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Alan Marshall

Introduction by Shane Maloney

Peter sets out into the Australian bush on his pony that leaps like lightning to find a princess to rescue from a dragon—something only a brave and good person can attempt. Along the way he meets a trusty companion, a kangaroo with a bottomless pouch, and together they follow the directions of the helpful Willy Willy Man across the landscape. With a trip to the moon with the Pale Witch to sweep it clear of Russian and American cameras, a journey across the Plain of Clutching Grass, a visit to a giant’s castle and a battle with the Doubt Cats, Peter’s bravery and kindness are put to the test.
This humorous and enchanting Australian fairy tale will enthral readers of all ages.

Read Shane Maloney's introduction in Sydney Review of Books.

About the Author

Alan Marshall, born in 1902, was an Australian writer, story teller, humanist and social documenter. Marshall received the Australian Literature Society Short Story Award three times. He died in 1984.

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3 September 2018
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  • Whispering in the Wind
    ISBN: 9781925626360
    3 September 2018
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