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Billabong's Luck (Billabong #11)

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Title:Billabong's Luck (Billabong #11)
Bruce, Mary Grant   
(8 of 28 for author by title)
Captain Jim (Billabong #6)
Billabong's Daughter (Billabong #8)
Published:   1933
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:adventure, Australia, fiction, juvenile

Australia is in the grip of the 1930's depression and even on a billabong station, money is hard to find. Young Bob Rainham and his sister Tommy, are very badly hit, it seems that they may lose the small sheep property they have worked so hard to establish. When Bob falls into a deep cleft between some rocks in the ranges north of Billabong, it seems just another piece of bad luck, but when he examines a pebble he finds in the cleft, he decides that good fortune may be smiling on him after all. The outcome of their efforts is destined to bring long awaited happiness to Jim Linton as well as to the Rainhams. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:175 Info

Author Bio for Bruce, Mary Grant

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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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