Bridie’s Fire

Bridie’s world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, strikes out alone to claim a life for herself Australia, on other side of ocean. Fire heart-warming story courage resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray’s keen understanding human spirit. Starting 1840s ending present-day Australia. The Children Wind quartet tells stories four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm Maeve, born fifty years apart. central character from each book becomes mentor child next. A well crafted finely tuned historical novel…a rollicking adventure. – Children’s Book Council, Notable Books 2004 I loved it! Really, couldn’t put it down. It’s such an inspiration . my favourite world. Georgia, Year 8

This dynamic new series of comprehensive student books is based on the Australian Curriculum for English. The develop self-contained, 6-page Work Units that integrate Language, Literature and Literacy, three strands