Our Australian Girl

Our Australian Girl is a fantastic new series that gives readers a first-hand look at various times in Australia’s history from the point of view of young girls living through that era. There are four different girls in the series, and there will be four books following the adventures of each girl. Each sequence of stories is written by a different author, all of whom are well-established wonderful writers.

The stories about Grace are written by Sofie Laguna. Grace is an orphan who lives in London in 1808, and is very poor. She is transported to Australia for stealing an apple, and we learn about convict life through her experiences.

The Letty books are set in 1841 and are written by Alison Lloyd. Letty accidentally ends up on a boat travelling to New South Wales, and we follow her adventures as a free-settler in a new land.

Poppy’s stories are written by Gabrielle Wang and set in 1864. Poppy hates living on Bird Creek Mission near Echuca, where she has been forbidden to use her Aboriginal name. She makes a daring escape with her brother, and they join the race for gold to make their fortunes.

The Rose sequence of books is written by Sherryl Clark. Rose lives in a mansion in Melbourne in 1900. She is expected to be a proper young lady, but is actually a bit of a tomboy. We see what it was like living in Federation times through her eyes.

All the girls are strong likable characters, and their stories are full of excitement and adventure. Meet Grace, Meet Letty, Meet Poppy and Meet Rose are all in store now at $14.95 each. The sequels for each will be released later in the year. Highly recommended for curious 8-12 year olds!

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