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. 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.
Penny Matthews Illustrated by:
Lucia Masciullo Imprint: Puffin Country of Publication: Australia Dimensions:
Weight: 137g ISBN: 9780143306238 ISBN 10: 0143306235 Series:Our Australian Girl Pages: 132 Publication Date: 01 February 2012 Audience:
Children / Juvenile
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active