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Whimsy & Woe / Rebecca McRitchie ; illustrated by Sonia Kretschmar.

By: McRitchie, Rebecca.
Contributor(s): Kretschmar, Sonia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Angus&Robertson, an imprint of HarperCollinsChildrensBooks, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 400 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781460753040 (hardback).Other title: Whimsy and Woe.Subject(s): Boardinghouses -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Aunts -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories | Abandoned children -- Juvenile fiction | AustralianDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: After being abandoned by their thespian parents one afternoon while playing their weekly family game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in her boarding house, looking after the guests, sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden and listening to off-key renditions of 'Fish Are Friends Too' - an aria made famous by the legendary Magnus Montgomery - Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will someday return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.
List(s) this item appears in: CBCA Book of the Year 2018 | Davitt Awards short list 2018
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Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J MACR Available IA1840102
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Junior Keilor Library
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After being abandoned by their thespian parents one afternoon while playing their weekly family game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in her boarding house, looking after the guests, sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden and listening to off-key renditions of 'Fish Are Friends Too' - an aria made famous by the legendary Magnus Montgomery - Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will someday return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.

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