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Our Australian Girl: Meet Nellie (Book 1)

Penny Matthews


PUBLISHED: 25th January 2012
ISBN: 9780143306238
ANNOTATION:
It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie's wishes come true?
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PUBLISHED: 25th January 2012
ISBN: 9780143306238
ANNOTATION:
It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie's wishes come true?

Annotation

It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie's wishes come true?

Publisher Description

It's 1849. Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and never to be hungry again. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie make her wishes come true? Meet Nellie and join her adventure in the first of four stories about an Irish girl with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.

Author Biography

Penny Matthews has written three junior novels. Her picture books include Pudding and Chips, Little Red Bear and A Year on Our Farm. Something About Water was joint winner of the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature. A Girl Like Me, her first young adult novel, was also a 2010 CBCA Notable Book and won the Sisters in Crime's 2011 Davitt Award for Young Adult Fiction. Lucia Masciullo has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.

Product Details

Author
Penny Matthews
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Series
Our Australian Girl
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0143306235
ISBN-13
9780143306238
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-01-25
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrator
Lucia Masciullo
Pages
144
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