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Hildegarde by Gabrielle Prendergast
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the story of Hildegarde the lovable duck is based on a film due for release this year, starring Richard E. Grant and tara Morice. Christopher, Jeremy and Isabel live on a farm. their father has recently died and their mother has to work a lot harder than she ever did before. So when they discover that their pet duck, Hildegarde, is missing, the three of them set off alone to find the thieves .-.-. and Hildegarde. the trail finally leads them to Wolf s Wildlife Wonders, where they discover Hildegarde .-.-. as a live exhibit in a second-rate travelling nature show! Wolf and tony are smugglers, capturing native birds to sell illegally overseas, and they don t want anyone ruining their operation specially not three kids. But the children, and Wolf and tony, soon learn that things seldom go as planned. Can Hildegarde be rescued before it's too late? this exciting and charming story will be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Author Biography

Gabrielle Sara Prendergast is a UK born Canadian-Australian. She has been writing since childhood. Formerly a singer/songwriter, she started writing film and television scripts in 1994. Since then she has won several awards and optioned two screenplays, including the children's feature Hildegarde which will be released in cinemas in September 2001. Gabrielle also wrote, produced and directed the experimental short film A Poet with Attitude, which screened and won an award at the inaugural Brekfest Film Festival at the Art Gallery of NSW. Gabrielle is a regular teacher at Sydney University for the Certificate in Film and Video, as well as a mentor at Sydney's TopNest. She is also one of the mediators of the popular screenwriter's BBS at In addition to film writing Gabrielle continues to write short stories, is working on another children's novel and has a number of other projects in the works. She lives in NSW with her husband Leonard and two cats.
Release date Australia
April 11th, 2002
  • Children / Juvenile
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HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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