Mama's Babies

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Lothian, 1998 - Australian fiction - 159 pages
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Novel for young adults, based on the 'baby farmers' of the 1890s who took unwanted children in for profit. Young Sarah discovers the woman she has been told is her mother has a dark secret, and so Sarah and her friend Will set off on a dangerous mission to find out the truth. Author's other publications include 'Strange Objects', a 1991 CBC Book of the Year and 'First Light', 1994 CBC Picture Book of the Year.

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User Review  - TeamDewey - LibraryThing

I found myself not caring about any of the characters except for Horace and that was only because he was a toddler. This book took a long time to get anywhere and then it just seemed to wrap up abruptly. Not a very satisfying read. Read full review

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i am speechless liturally i am caus i have nothing to say but this:child abuse! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
17
Section 3
41
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Gary Crew was born on September 23, 1947 in Brisbane, Australia. He left school at age 16 to become a cadet Civil Engineering Draftsman. He graduated from the Queensland Institute of Technology and worked in a drawing office for ten years as a design draftsman. He became bored and decided to try teaching. He received a master's degree in literature at Queensland University and became a teacher in 1974. He taught English at various high schools in Brisbane. Crew began writing fiction in 1985. Because of his teaching background and his own teenage children, he decided to write for children and young adults. He won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year four times - twice for his young adult novels, Strange Objects in 1991 and Angel's Gate in 1993, and twice for his illustrated books, First Light in 1993 and The Watertower in 1994. His other works include The Viewer, Mama's Babies, and The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie. He also writes crime and science-fiction short stories for both young adult and adult audiences. His other awards include the National Children's Book Award, the NSW and Victorian Premiers' Awards, and the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction.

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