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Sunday 17 December 2023

On the 5th day of Christmas: Gold!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, five gold rings…and Gold! written by Jackie Kerin and illustrated by Annie White. 


'Snakes alive!'

'It's as big as a –'

As Robbie, Jim, Sam and Charlie set off to try their luck in the Victorian goldfields, they imagine filling their pockets with gleaming nuggets. After months of hard work and disappointment, the four friends are about to give up, when Sam finds something extraordinary buried in the shaft . . .

GOLD! The wind snatches the cry from a creek bed and blows it to Melbourne town, then carries it across the seven seas.

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Title: Gold!
Author: Jackie Kerin
Illustrator: Annie White
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing, $16.95
Publication Date: 1 September 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925804522
For ages: 6+
Type: Non Fiction