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Bruce, Mary Grant   
(22 of 28 for author by title)
Son of Billabong (Billabong #14)
Published:   1934
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:Australia, fiction

Twins home for the holidays find themselves disappointed in their holiday plans by their mother needing to hurry away to look after their granny following a fall. Then they come up with a new plan of taking their boat, the Seahawk, to some nearby islands and camping there. What they discover there, and the adventures they fall into, make entertaining and at times thrilling reading. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:169 Info

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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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