Whispering in the Wind

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Pub Date: 06/11/2019

Pages: 240

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Text Publishing Company

Imprint: Text Classics

ISBN 13: 9781925773064

ISBN 10: 192577306X

Price: / $10.99 CAN$7.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Whispering in the Wind

By Alan Marshall, Shane Maloney, Jack Newnham

Price: $7.95



About the Book

First published in 1969, a charming children's classic. Peter lives in a bush hut with Crooked Mick, the greatest horse rider in all the world. One day Peter decides to go out and find a princess and rescue her from a dragon. With his horse Moonlight he sets out on his quest. Along the way he meets an array of colourful characters. Each one helps Peter overcome a hurdle and imparts some important life lessons. His loyal sidekick Greyfur, the kangaroo, can procure anything useful from her Tardis-like pouch. There’s the South Wind who can travel with great speed and see everything. It points him in the right direction and gives him a magic leaf that will make anyone loved and needed. There’s the wicked witch who plans to eat him, until Peter gives her the leaf…

About the Book

Peter sets out into the Australian bush to find a princess to rescue from a dragon. A middle grade fairytale quest, championing kindness and tenacity.


Alan Marshall AM [1902—1984], was an Australian writer, story teller, humanist and social documenter. He received the Australian Literature Society Short Story Award three times, the first in 1933. His best-known book, I Can Jump Puddles (1955), told the story of his childhood, during which he contracted polio.