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Australian Quaker Fiction

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Editado: Ago 6, 2008, 5:55am

I found reference to a title that is supposed to be about young Quakers in Australia. I haven't found it on the Internet. Has anyone heard of A RIDICULOUS IDEA by Elizabeth Wilton?

Ago 17, 2008, 2:51pm

This book is currently out of print and not available online in any of the usual places (Google books, etc.) as far as I know. However, Abebooks shows used copies available for sale from Australian booksellers. Here's the link:

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the book myself, but perhaps one of the folks in PYM could take a look at it for you. There's an entry for the title in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Library:

Wilton, Elizabeth M. A RIDICULOUS IDEA. Friendly Press, 1967. 155p. Novel about 5 Quaker children who sail from England to Australia to join their father in the 1830's.

Ene 4, 2012, 11:00am

WARM did acquire a used copy. I read it and loved it. Quakerism is not the star, but the context. I found it suitable for anyone who can manage the vocabulary (perhaps as young as 9). It would be a good read-aloud, too, for younger children. I suppose I'd classify it for children from 10 to 14.