Grace's journey continues in this, the second of four books about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Grace is on board the Indispensable, being transported to New South Wales from London to start new her life as a convict servant. Even though she misses the horses on Fleet Street, she is happy to have her new friend Hannah with her, who makes even the most horrible situations magical. But when sickness sweeps the ship, who will survive? A dramatic and exciting insight into the trials of our convict ancestors, A Friend for Grace is a tale of bravery and friendship from a writer of immense talent.
About The Author
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.
About The Illustrator
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
Series: Our Australian Girl
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 2nd May 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 2