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Mrs Whitlam

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Summary

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn’t have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie’ Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale – bold, fearless and able to jump anything.

From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in. Will her friendship with George Costa, another outsider, make being accepted harder? Or will being true to yourself be the hardest decision Marnie makes?

About the Author

Bruce Pascoe is an Australian Indigenous writer. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, a fisherman and an Aboriginal language researcher. His books include Fog a Dox, a book for young adults that won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2013, Convincing Ground about the Convincing Ground massacre, and Dark Emu, a book that challenges the claim that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal peoples were hunter-gatherers.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Mrs Whitlam, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/mrs-whitlam>, retrieved 17 June 2019

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