|Title:||Bill of Billabong (Billabong #10)|
|Publisher:||Ward, Lock & Co. Limited|
|Tags:||adventure, Australia, fiction, juvenile|
The arrival of rebellious, red-headed young Percival Blake at Billabong immediately puts the whole household on edge. How does Percival find his name changed to ‘Bill’? And how does he become drawn into perilous adventure in the rocky ranges? His escapades fill a few memorable weeks of summer, in the course of which Billabong gains a new adopted son, and no-one has time to feel the least bit lonely. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Bruce, Mary Grant
Mary Grant Bruce (May 24, 1878—July 2, 1958) also known as Minnie Bruce, was an Australian children's author and journalist.
Although she wrote many books, her most famous were the Billabong series, begun when she was writing weekly stories for the children's pages of the Leader, where A Little Bush Maid first appeared in serial form. The story proved so successful that the Linton family was launched.
Although much of her work was written in England, Mary Grant Bruce's patriotism is more Australian than British. The Lintons' world, threatened from outside, withstood challenge, unchanged and untarnished. Australians, and not only children, looking at Billabong, could see themselves as they wanted to be—mates in fortune and adversity, sturdy, decent and fearless inheritors of a tough, but rewarding land.
—Australian Dictionary of Biography.
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