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Blitzcat - Robert Westall
Call Number: STF F WES
ISBN: 0330310402
Publication Date: 1990
In this unusual blend of fact and fiction, British involvement in WW II is viewed through the eyes of a cat; in PW 's words, ``Each of these glimpses of men and women in wartime is as perfect as a pearl.'' Ages 12-up.

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Silver brumby kingdom - Elyne Mitchell
Call Number: STF F MIT
ISBN: 9780732297695
Publication Date: 2013
A further four Silver Brumby titles in one beautiful edition. Following on from the success of The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition, this bind-up contains the next four titles in the Silver Brumby series - Moon Filly, Silver Brumby Whirlwind, Son of the Whirlwind and Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo and continues the story of Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, king of the brumbies. This beautiful edition will be treasured by the many fans of The Silver Brumby series, who will delight in these four titles being published together.

 

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A horse called hero - Sam Angus
Call Number: F ANG
ISBN: 9781447235774
Publication Date: 2013
It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride. Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name . . .

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The Zookeeper's War - Steven Conte  Icon
Call Number: ePub - Overdrive
ISBN: thezookeeperwar
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
In Berlin, who can you trust? A story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ... It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo′s director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo′s staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realises that the new workers are the zoo′s only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. This is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours′ dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing, and no one, it seems, can be trusted. The Zookeeper′s War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and...

 

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Tiger stone - Deryn Mansell
Call Number: F MAN
ISBN: 9781742032399
Publication Date: 2014
Tiger eyes, tiger spirit, tiger stone. Only a daughter could unlock the stone's power. Java, fourteenth century. The villagers are fearful of Mbah Merapi, the rumbling volcano that overshadows their lives. Kancil, the lowliest kitchen servant, knows the real danger is human but is fatherless and mute - and she will lose everything if her identity is revealed. How can Kancil warn the villagers of the danger they are in?

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Dark horses - Heather Cato
Call Number: STF F CAT
ISBN: 1869433866
Publication Date: 1998
After Kate's father dies, she and her mother arrive in New Zealand to sell their half of the family farm. She stumbles on a girl living in squalor. Misty enlists Kate's help in uncovering mysterious and dubious dealings with horses. Her journey is packed with adventure and suspense, false trails and concrete leads, bitter heartache and happiness.

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Caesar the war dog - Stephen Dando-Collins
Call Number: STF F DAN
ISBN: 9781742756318
Publication Date: 2012
At the kennel Caesar, the chocolate labrador, doesn't look special, but Corporal Ben Fulton sees something different and recognised the potential of an intelligent dog whose curiosity will make him an excellent sniffer dog in the Australian Army. On operations in Afghanistan Caesar becomes separated from his master, who is wounded and evacuated to hospital. From their home in Australia Ben and his family search for clues of Caesar's whereabouts. It will be a long road home for Caesar, facing the bitter Afghanistan winter and possible capture by the Taliban, but for this brave and loyal dog, anything is possible.

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