Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Australian Girl - new series

Here's a fabulous new series for younger readers from some of our favourite Autralian children's authors. In thenew Our Australian Girl series you'll meet Grace, Letty, Poppy and Rose and you'll experience life in early Australia from transportation to the freee settlers in a developing colony, the Gold Rush and Federation.

Here at the Younger Sun we're a bit in love with history and when it comes with plucky young girls at the helm we can't go past it.

Perfect for 6 or 7 + and would be ideal in the classroom.

Meet Grace, Sofie Laguna and Lucia Masciullo
It's 1808...

and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. The best part of her day is going to Fleet Street to talk to the horses that she loves so much. One afternoon Grace can't resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer's cart - and then another... Before she knows it, Grace is being chased through the streets! Will she be caught and sent to prison - or worse?

Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.

Look out for the second book A Friend for Grace in May 2011!

Meet Letty, Lucia Masciullo and Alison Lloyd

It's 1841...

and Letty is on the docks in England, farewelling her bossy older sister who is about to take a long sea voyage to Australia. But then there is a mix-up,and before she knows it Letty finds herself on the ship too, travelling to New South Wales! How will Letty manage when her sister doesn't even want her on the ship? And what will it be like on the other side of the world?

Meet Letty and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a free settler girl and her new life in a far-off land.

Look out for the second book Letty and the Stranger's Lace in May 2011.

Meet Poppy, Gabrielle Wang

It's 1864...

and Poppy lives at bird Creek Mission near Echuca. Poppy hates the Mission, especially now that her brother, Gus, has run away to pan for gold. What is Poppy escaped, too? Would she survive alone in the bush? And would she ever find Gus, whom she loves more than anything in the world?

Meet Poppy and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Gold Rush girl who dream of a better life.

Look out for the second book Poppy at Summerhill in May 2011!

Meet Rose, Sherryl Clark and Lucia Masciullo

It's 1900...

and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas. Then Rose's favourite young aunt comes to town, and everything changes. Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things she loves?

Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!

Look out for the second book Rose on Wheels in May 2011!

All published by Penguin and the first books in the series are in stock at the Younger Sun now!

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