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Dresses of Red and Gold ➸ Dresses of Red and Gold Download ➿ Author Robin Klein – Thomashillier.co.uk This is the sequel to All in the Blue Unclouded Weather , about the four Melling sisters growing up in Wilgawa in the s Now it is autumn and Grace is coming home This is the Red and Kindle × sequel to All in the Blue Unclouded Weather , Dresses of PDF or about the four Melling sisters growing up in Wilgawa in thes Now it of Red and Epub à is autumn and Grace is coming home.

  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • Dresses of Red and Gold
  • Robin Klein
  • English
  • 22 June 2017
  • 067084733X

About the Author: Robin Klein

Winner of the Red and Kindle × Dromkeen Medal Robin Klein was born February Dresses of PDF or in Kempsey, New South Wales into a family of nine children Leaving school of Red and Epub à at age , Klein worked several jobs before becoming established as a writer, having her first story published at age She would go on to writethan books, including Hating Alison Ashley adapted into a feature film starring Delta Goodrem in , Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Leftadapted into a television series for the Seven Network in , and Came Back to Show You I Could Fly adapted into a film directed by Richard Lowenstein in Klein s books are hugely celebrated, having won the CBCA Children s Book of the Year Award in both the Younger Readers and the Older Readers categories, as well as a Human Rights Award for Literature in for Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Klein is widely considered one of Australia s most prolific and beloved YA authors.



10 thoughts on “Dresses of Red and Gold

  1. Beth Bonini Beth Bonini says:

    A dear Australian friend recently gave me a copy of this book the 2nd in the Melling sisters trilogy Grace, Heather, Cathy and Vivienne are, perhaps, the Australian equivalent of what Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy were to me growing up in the United States Although the most obvious similarity between this book and Little Women has to do with the complicated relationships between four sisters, and the different roles they take on within their family, there are some other points of comparison, too Bo A dear Australian friend recently gave me a copy of this book the 2nd in the Melling sisters trilogy Grace, Heather, Cathy and Vivienne are, perhaps, the Australian equivalent of what Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy were to me growing up in the United States Although the most obvious similarity between this book and Little Women has to do with the complicated relationships between four sisters, and the different roles they take on within their family, there are some other points of comparison, too Both families struggle with poverty, and war is also in the background of both novels In Little Women, it is the Civil War while in Dresses of Red and Gold, it s World War II over, but still keenly felt The storylines also remind me very much of each other in the sense that the girls are constantly having to make do , and there is a strong focus on imagination and perseverance through hardship Having said that, there is a noticeable difference in their tone the Melling sisters are scrappy, funny, and certainly not overly bothered about improving their characters.Each chapter reads like a self contained short story, and one of the sisters is generally in focus A few of the chapters also feature the girls cousin Isobel a drama queen and outrageous liar who nearly steals the show The most endearing character, to me at least, was the youngest sister Vivienne She is the gentlest and most kind hearted, although she is not above ambition for instance, in her intense desire to wear the beautiful bridesmaid s dress that has been designated to Cathy Several of the most poignant, and humorous, vignettes involve her my favourite being the act of luminous goodness at the Show the annual fair There is a proper sense of the story s Australian setting the small town of Wilgawa but in terms of friendships and family relationships, the story is a universally relatable one Truly a charming and warm hearted read

  2. Text Publishing Text Publishing says:

    Touching, poignant, fresh and engaging Bulletin, USAWhen I was young, I read it for its sweetness and the way it portrayed growing up As an adult, I appreciate the way Klein subtly deals with gender, privilege and what it means to belong to a small community Eliza Henry Jones

  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Robin Klein is a name I know well, I m sure a lot of Australian readers would too In school we read Hating Alison Ashley , and I think we also put on a play of it as well But I don t think I ever read the Melling sisters series When I saw Text Publishing were re releasing them with gorgeous new covers, I jumped at the chance to finally read these well loved Australian classics All in the Blue Unclouded Weather is the first in the three book series about the Melling sisters Grace, Heat Robin Klein is a name I know well, I m sure a lot of Australian readers would too In school we read Hating Alison Ashley , and I think we also put on a play of it as well But I don t think I ever read the Melling sisters series When I saw Text Publishing were re releasing them with gorgeous new covers, I jumped at the chance to finally read these well loved Australian classics All in the Blue Unclouded Weather is the first in the three book series about the Melling sisters Grace, Heather, Cathy, and Viviene They live in a small rural town called Wilgawa Their dad is often away prospecting When he is home, he s an embarrassment to them because of his homemade inventions and repetitive, fanciful stories Their mother writes for the local paper and is often forgetful and confused They re regularly visited by their cousin, Isobel Dion.The book is made up of several stories, each one focused on a different character or event, and Klein s writing allows the reader to get to know the girls immediately From the beginning I fell in love with the Melling sisters, and their loud, chaotic life Their constant bickering, gossiping, and antics were so entertaining My favourite would have to be Viviene and she also seemed to be the most well developed character She s the youngest and is so fed up of being poor She hates that she gets clothes that have been worn by her three older sisters She hates that she never gets brand new shoes She hates that Majorie Powell won t invite her over to her beautiful house I adored Viv s indignation as well as her imagination and love of the written word She often quotes literature or poetry to herself and this endeared her to me even .Not only do we get to know the Melling sisters, but we re introduced to other residents of Wilgawa Majorie Powell is a bully, she never invites people over and she terrorises the Gathin family I felt for little Nancy Tuckett, harassed by her mother, and so bemused by the chaos of the Melling household And dear cousin Isobel, so funny and fickle, not sure if she wants to be a Hollywood actress or a nun.The second book in the series, Dresses of Red and Gold , still has a strong focus on Viv, but Klein also allows the reader to get to know Heather a little better via her story of community service There s a strong emphasis on doing good in this book, an influence from their local church, but the girls often find it hard to be good because sometimes that means missing out or going without Another change in the second book is that Grace has left the family and moved to the city to study and work The three girls that remain are evenaware now of the money troubles their family faces.The third and final book in the series is The Sky in Silver Lace The family, minus Mr Melling, have moved to the city, but they don t have a permanent place to stay First they stay with family, where they are made to feel unwanted and in the way Then Mrs Melling takes a live in housekeeper job for a stern old Captain, and finally they move to a small apartment of their own.Heather and Cathy attend a girls school where each of them navigates new friendships and tries to blend in as best they can with their second hand uniforms Viv is scared of the kids in the city, she s so lonely and would love to make new friends.This was the saddest of the three books because I knew it was the last, and I noticed a sense of melancholy woven through the stories It was hard to say farewell to the family, but I was left with a sense of hope The girls have proven their strength and adaptability over the course of the series, and I could imagine they would make the best of their lives going forward All in the Blue Unclouded Weather , Dresses of Red and Gold , and The Sky in Silver Lake are such wonderful, honest, Australian stories, still relevant to readers today The sisters are a delight to read about, their adventures are entertaining and touching I hope a new generation of readers fall in love with this family as much as I did.Thank you to Text Publishing for my copies

  4. Piper Harris Piper Harris says:

    didn t love it as much as the first one but still brilliant and charming.

  5. Sally Sally says:

    I loved the Melling family series they were just so cosy and comfortable, so prettily old fashioned and wonderfully Australian.

  6. Natalie Natalie says:

    A sweet continuing journey of the Melling sisters post world war II.

  7. Misty Misty says:

    This will always be one of my favorite comfort books Its quite hard to find great aussie books but this is definitely one of them.

  8. Emma Schonell Emma Schonell says:

    I enjoyed it very much.

  9. Diem Diem says:

    Review to come on podcast.

  10. Emkoshka Emkoshka says:

    Another lovely look into the lives of the Melling sisters and the town of Wilgawa Glamour Girl and An Act of Luminous Goodness were my favourite stories, the characters of Cousin Isobel and Phyllis Gatlin coming to life vividly as mischievous and pitiable, respectively Treasure Hunt was also a touching example of a father s rough love I m excited but sad to move on to the third and final book in this endearing series.

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