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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143305293
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

Our Australian Girl: A Friend for Grace (Book 2)




Follow Grace on her adventure in the second of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given another chance.

It's 1808 . . .
and Grace is on board the ship Indispensable with her friend Hannah.  The girls wonder what the new land will be like – the convict women say there are giant rats and other strange animals!  Then sickness strikes the ship . . . Will they survive to reach the shores of New South Wales?

Follow Grace on her adventure in the second of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given another chance.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143305293
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna was born in 1968 in Sydney. She studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright.Her books have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Awards. She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation in Europe and Asia. Her picture book with Andrew McLean, On Our Way to the Beach was included in the White Ravens 2005 annual selection of outstanding international children's books by the International Youth Library (Associated Project of UNESCO). Her other books include My Yellow Blanky, Too Loud Lily, Surviving Aunt Marsha, Bad Buster and Big Ned's Bushwalk.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.


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