Playing Beatie Bow
The game is called Beatie Bow, and the kids play it for the thrill of giving themselves a scare. It’s Beatie Bow, risen from the dead! When Abigail is drawn in, the game quickly changes from a harmless little scare to an extraordinary adventure, as she is transported to a place that is strangely... show more
The game is called Beatie Bow, and the kids play it for the thrill of giving themselves a scare. It’s Beatie Bow, risen from the dead! When Abigail is drawn in, the game quickly changes from a harmless little scare to an extraordinary adventure, as she is transported to a place that is strangely familiar... And in a Sydney she barely recognizes, she’ll meet the real Beatie Bow and the family that will change her life. Now a new generation of children can enjoy Ruth Park’s expertly crafted time-travel novel in audiobook format.
Publish date: December 4th 1984
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Speculative Fiction
, Time Travel
An Australian YA book from the 80's, this was a RL book club read. Though not science-fiction so much as historical time-travel, the book feels akin to the Australian equivalent of A Wrinkle in Time. Abigail is an unhappy 14 year old, bitter and bratty after her parents' separation. She spends t...
10/12 - I loved this book as a 10-year-old and one small detail has stuck with me over the nearly 20 years since I last read it, and that was the significance of the crocheted yoke. I couldn't remember any other part of the story except that the yoke sent Abigail back in time. Often when I re-read...
Abigail Kirk wasn't Abigail really, she had been christened Lynette. She changed her name when her father left her family. During one summer she finds herself playing a game "Playing Beatie Bow" with some younger children and when she goes chasing after the Beatie Bow she finds herself in part of ...
It looks like I’ve got a really good start, this year, in catching up with the Aussie lits. This is another classic which pretty much everybody has read but me! Seriously, looking at the cover, I thought it’d be something creepy (a quote at the back of the book reads, “It’s Beatie Bow – risen from...
A time slip adventure in which a modern girl slips back to early Syndney to a family for whom she is t fufill a prophesy and save the family line.
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