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All that I am.
Author: Funder, Anna, 1966-
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, 2011.
Review by: Stromqvist, Helen Mrs  on: 10/07/2017 1:36:14 PM
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Its content is written by Ernst Toller using his manuscripts that were saved and smuggled out of Germany by the main protagonist his lover Dora Fabian an activist of high intellect extreme courage strength and unmoving commitment to the Political Resistance movement that subsequently leads to her death betrayed by one of her own Hans the husband of Ruth who himself was within the movement. Toller commits suicide on the completion of his book and one is left to question the real motive behind this decision.
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All that I am.
Author: Funder, Anna, 1966-
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, 2011.
Review by: Tomlinson, Wendy J Mrs  on: 10/07/2017 1:34:28 PM
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Funder's descriptors of the actions of the main characters made it also easy for the reader to form their views of them from the Vain weak idealistic Toller the displaced confused shallow Hans and the strong intelligent and Courageous Dora.
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All that I am.
Author: Funder, Anna, 1966-
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, 2011.
Review by: Redlich, Karen Miss  on: 10/07/2017 1:27:33 PM
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Review by INGRID DICKINS X0401328597 The story is told through two voices the first one being that of the elderly German Judinna Ruth living in Sydney in 2011 and the other of the Exiled Ernst Toller the famous playwright and Poet dictated to his secretary from his library in New York in 1939. Intriguing and made one want to read on. Ruth tells her story from the mind of young Ruth in the 30s and not from her memories as an older person leaves it to the reader to wonder why this is as both stories seem to overlap.
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All that I am.
Author: Funder, Anna, 1966-
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, 2011.
Review by: Lyon, Patricia Dr  on: 10/07/2017 1:24:14 PM
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The writing and the storyline using the characters of 5 German Activists to portray the Themes of War Fears Intrigue Concealment Deceit and love adds to why this book was enjoyed by all present with our book group giving it between 8 and ten ten being the highest for both the writing and content.
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Anne of Green Gables / retold by Kathleen Olmstead ; based on the original by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Author: Olmstead, Kathleen. -- Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Publishing, 2005.
Review by: docyhou  on: 09/07/2017 11:51:27 AM
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Anne is a frisky girl who is adopted by Matthew and Martha Cuthbert. She has a bug imagination and is always getting her friends or herself tangled in not ideal situations. It is a good book that is certainly interesting. This book talks about Anne slowly managing her wild imagination. In one of the chapters Anne convinces her good friends to set her adrift in the Lake of Shining Waters and of course it doesn't go as planned.
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The Midnight Gang / David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Author: Walliams, David, 1971- -- Ross, Tony, 1938-
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016.
Review by: kaziaf  on: 08/07/2017 2:20:32 PM
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I am in year four and nine years old. The Midnight Gang is a book about a group of children going on adventures at midnight. My favourite parts of the book are when George has his dream come true...or does it come true. Would you chase after the oldest lady in the entire hospital who is dangling down. Holding a bunch of balloonsI rate this amazing book 4 out of 5 stars. I think that people who like adventures getting up to mischief would really enjoy this book. But even if you don't like that stuff I think you will still like this amazing book.Also if you like this book you should defiantly try.... GANGSTA GRANNY. It's another great book by David walliams another great book about adventure and mischief.I hope you enjoy.
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The dragonet prophecy / by Tui T. Sutherland.
Author: Sutherland, Tui.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2012.
Review by: docyhou  on: 08/07/2017 1:49:46 PM
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In this book the Dragonest of Destiny the dragonets who are in a prophecy to save the world are currently in this book live under a mountain with no connection apart from their fellow dragonets and their more or less cranky teachers. Kind Sunny loyal Clay sarcastic Glory determined Tsunami and studious Starflight are going flee from the cave becuase one of their tutors want to kill Glory becuase she isn't a SkyWing. Unfortunatly before they were out of the cave Queen Scarlet and her ruffian SkyWings kill one of their tutors and takes the dragonets hostage.
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Percy Jackson and the lightning thief.
Author: Riordan, Rick.
Publisher: London : Puffin, 2006.
Review by: docyhou  on: 08/07/2017 1:25:49 PM
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In the first book of the Percy Jackson starts with us a complete thriller. We dont known what it is like to be half god and I bet that non of us have friend that is a half donkey. As states in the title someone has stolen the Lightning Bolt from Zeus in the Winter Solstice. The Bolt is Zeus object of power and without it someone can easily overthrow Zeus and become the Lord of Mt Olympus. It hink this is an awesome book and I loved it!!
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Full bore / William McInnes.
Author: McInnes, William, 1963- -- McInnes, William, 1963-
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Hachette Australia, 2016.
Review by: Mason, Margaret Mrs  on: 06/07/2017 9:03:25 PM
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Even the title of William McInnes' memoir Full bore already takes us into his world of self - deprecating humour of entertaining anecdotes and unexpected word play and puns. This latest book by the Australian actor author continues his exploration of pub conversation family life early sexual experiences and other embarrassing incidents in his life. Although at times the tone is gently satirical - as when he talks about a 'neat' host in a 'neat' house that he visits for a dinner party - he is never savage or cruel. His observations are always balanced by a deft serve against his own imperfections in this case his untidy drawers and impossibly chaotic domestic arrangements. Snap Crackle and Pop Part 1 In the Bottle Shop with Beards Matchbox Memories Little Golden Books and Coffee ... the stories begin on a particular topic then ramble across time and space relishing the Aussie vernacular and familiar brands like XXXX longnecks and Nabisco. Forgetting where you parked at the airport is something we can all relate to. And then McInnes will mention his late wife who left him as a single father with an occasional 'friend' to keep him company. While he is respectful of people's sexuality I couldn't help laughing when his father talked about having a tattoo on his bum reading EXIT ONLY and WRONG WAY TURN BACK. FULL BOREIt's never a bore. Never predictable.And whether he's drinking pub beer or local vino for this author the glass - in spite of life's ups and downs - is ultimately half FULL!
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Dork diaries : drama queen / Rachel Renee Russell ; with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell.
Author: Russell, Rachel Renee.
Publisher: London : Simon and Schuster, 2015.
Review by: kaziaf  on: 05/07/2017 8:02:19 PM
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My name is Kazia I am nine years old and in year four. I have been reading the book drama queen in the series of dork diaries in the past week or so.I really enjoyed this bookit is about a girl called Nikki Maxwell and a mean girl called Mackenzie Hollister unfortunatly Mackenzie steals Nikki's very private diary.The characters in this book includes Nikki who lost her diary and her two best friends Chloe and Zoey their is also Brandon and don't forget mackenzie and all the other mean CCP'S. I really think you should try it. it's a great book. It may sound a bit boring but it actually is really good. Also if you enjoy this one you should try some more books in the series Dork diaries.Thank you.
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