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The Forgotten Pearl is a children's historical fiction novel, written by Australian author Belinda Murrell, and published in 2012.

When Chloe visits her grandmother, she learns how close the second World War came to destroying her family. Could the experiences of another time help Chloe to face her own problems?

In 1941, Poppy lives in Darwin, a peaceful paradise far from the war. But when Japan attacks Pearl Harbour and then Australia, everything Poppy holds dear is threatened—her family, her neighbours and her beloved pets. Her brother Edward is captured by the enemy. Her town becomes a war zone, as the Japanese raid over and over again.

Terrified for their lives, Poppy and her mother flee to Sydney, only to find that the danger follows them there. Poppy must face her war with courage and determination. Will her world ever be the same again?

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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 12+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 11+

This book contains violence and use of weaponry, due to its World War II setting.

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