The Green Wind & The Wind is Silver

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Puffin Books, 2004 - Australia - 278 pages
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The Green Wind
It is 1948, and eleven-year-old Jennifer Robinson is in her last year of primary school. The Robinsons have more problems than most of the families in the fruit-growing community where they live. But this year is a year of promise. They are assured of a bumper crop, and they finally afford to have electricity laid on - until unexpected misfortune finds them yet again . . .

The Wind is Silver
Everything is happening at once for the Robinsons- Margaret is leaving home, Richard and Alexander are growing up fast and Jennifer, always wild and irrepressible, is skyrocketing from one disaster to the next. But when tragedy strikes the family, it is Jennifer who must take charge and draw on all her reserves of strength in a year which will alter her and the family's life for ever . . .

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About the author (2004)

Thurley Fowler was born in Griffith, New South Wales, and lived very happily on a farm with her parents, sister and two brothers. She has been interested in art and writing since she was a child.

Her first children's novel, Wait for me! Wait for me!, was shortlisted for the 1982 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award. The Green Windwas the winner of the same award in 1986. Some of Thurley's other more recent titles include Not Again, Dad!and That's Enough, Paul!, both illustrated by Craig Smith, and Aussie Bite, Hello World, It's Me!, illustrated by Peter Viska.

Thurley is married with three grown-up children and two grandchildren, and she and her husband live on the bay in Melbourne

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