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Tom Appleby, Convict Boy - Jackie French

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A story of transportation and life in a new world. At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep Tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay.

As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer - or little that the English are used to, anyway. Luckily, not long after Tom's arrival in the colony, the fair and kind Sergeant Stanley decides to take on Tom as a servant. Together Tom, Sergeant Stanley and his son, Rob, build a house, set up an orchard and a vegetable garden for themselves - and thrive, unlike many others in the new colony.

Jackie French weaves's story in with the story of the development of Australia. She tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want - familiarity. While the people's health is better than it ever was in England, their morale is low as they wait for news from home.

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Completely captivated 28 nine year olds.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Education
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Tom Appleby, Convict Boy:

    I read this book to my Grade 3 class as part of our term-long unit on The First Fleet. From the first paragraph, my students hung on every word. The gruelling story and the amazing characters painted such a vivid picture of life as a convict boy... the students wanted to read more and more, and the rich discussions that we held as a grade after each reading were fantastic.

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    Jackie French

    Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

    Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

    Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

    In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

    Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780730491224
    ISBN-10: 0730491226
    For Ages: 10+ years old
    Format: ePUB
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 1st December 2010
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia