a rollicking start [to the Children of the Wind series] , full of incident, adventure and rich detail' Viewpoint Vol 11 No 4 Summer 2003A sweeping, rollicking read with plenty of satisfying true-to-life detail.' Northern Star(Lismore)20/12/03I really enjoyed it. It is the first in a series and I will be reading the rest.' Tamara, aged 14, YARAat www.goldcreek.act.edu.au/yara.an excellent novel of courage and endurance.' Jennifer PoulterI've just finished Bridie's Fire. I loved it!' Georgia, 13 yrs
Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia, on the other side of the ocean.Bridie's Fire
is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia. The Children of the Wind
quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.
A well crafted and finely tuned historical novel...a rollicking adventure. -
Children's Book Council, Notable Books 2004
I loved it! Really, I couldn't put it down. It's such an inspiration . . . my favourite book in the world. - Georgia, Year 8