The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie

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In March 1969 Geoffrey Middleton, a young artist from Tasmania, stumbled upon one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 19th century-the fate of the lost diamonds of Killiecrankie. Middleton kept his knowledge of the lost diamonds secret until, driven by guilt, he told his dark and dreadful story to novelist Gary Crew and illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe, both award winning story tellers.

Author Biography: Queensland author Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of...

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Overview

In March 1969 Geoffrey Middleton, a young artist from Tasmania, stumbled upon one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 19th century-the fate of the lost diamonds of Killiecrankie. Middleton kept his knowledge of the lost diamonds secret until, driven by guilt, he told his dark and dreadful story to novelist Gary Crew and illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe, both award winning story tellers.

Author Biography: Queensland author Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of young adult fiction and innovative picture books. His numerous prizes and awards include CBC Book of the Year: Older Readers for Strange Objects and Angel's Gate (1991 and 1994); CBC Picture Book of the Year shortlisting for Lucy's Bay (1993); CBC Picture Book of the Year for First Light (1994) and CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Watertower (1995). Gary was editor of the After Dark series and author of the picture books First Light, The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie, Bright Star, The Viewer, Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry Book, Troy Thompson's Radical Prose Folio, Memorial and Leo the Lion Tamer. His previous Lothian YA Fiction titles are Mama's Babies and Dear Venny, Dear Saffron.
About the Illustrator: Peter Gouldthorpe is one of Australia's most prominent children's book illustrators. His book Hist! was shortlisted for the 1992 CBC Children's Picture Book of the Year, and he was also shortlisted for Grandad's Gifts in 1993. Peter recently received the International IBBY Honour Diploma (Australia) 1996 as well as an inaugural Australia Council grant for book illustration. First Light, by Gary Crew, was awarded CBC Children's Picture Book of the Year in 1994 and The Lost Diamondsof Killiecrankie, also a collaborative effort with Gary Crew, was a CBC notable book in 1996.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780850918007
  • Publisher: Lothian Books
  • Publication date: 6/5/2001

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