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Jenny Pausacker

Jenny Pausacker is a writer of children’s books.

Jenny Pausacker reviews 'The Divine Wind' by Garry Disher

October 1998, no. 205 18 November 2022
Ten years ago historical novels were an unwanted rarity in Australian children’s publishing. Instead, there was a vogue for time-slip novels where a contemporary kid went travelling back into the past, as though history would be too hard for younger readers to handle without some sort of tour guide. At the time I can remember worrying that this represented a kind of ‘dumbing down.’ But I ne ... (read more)