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Melody Finch / Ian Boyd and Garry Luck
Bib ID 8541616
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Boyd, Ian, 1967-, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available online with download restriction 
Description Modbury North, South Australia : Spirit of the Earth Books, [2020] 
©2020 
1 online resource (1 volume unpaged) 
ISBN 9780648905714 (MOBI)
Invalid ISBN 9780648905707 (paperback)
Technical Details

text file : MOBI : 4.4MB 

Summary

Melody Finch is a story about the hardships of drought along Australia's major river system, as seen through the eyes of its native wildlife. When lightning strikes the Klomp family's sheep station in Charleville, Queensland, 12-year-old Melody turns into a Diamond Firetail Finch. After learning from two frog spies that big rains are coming, she must fly to the Coorong in South Australia and warn her Nanna that the rivers will soon be filled with water, before she sells her beloved tour boat. Accompanied by Ramon the rainbow bee-eater and a bee named Buzza, Melody begins an amazing journey half-way across Australia, meeting many wonderful birds, frogs, and native animals along the way. When she reaches her destination, she and her bird friends must fight a greedy net fisherman and his pet osprey, Silverclaw, who are threatening the lives of all animals on the Coorong.

Notes

Cover artwork by Sylvia Morris.

Pre-adolescent.

Subjects Australian finches -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Animals -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Coorong, The (S.A.) -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Australian.
Form/genre Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Luck, Gary, 1966-, author

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