It's 1900 and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas, and only wants Rose to be a proper young lady, wear frilly dresses and learn how to sew.
Then Rose's favourite young aunt, Alice, comes to town, and everything changes. Alice is a suffragette who wears pantaloons and is eager to show Rose the wider world. Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things that she really loves?
Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way.
About The Author
Sherryl Clark's first children's book was The Too-Tight Tutu which was published in the Aussie Bites series in 1997. Since then she has published almost 30 children's books, including Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!) and Motormouth . She has had two collections of poetry for adults published by Pariah Press - Edge (1990) and Thicker Than Water (1999), and is a co-editor of Poetrix magazine. Sherryl teaches fiction and poetry writing in the Diploma of Arts - Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria University and Holmesglen TAFE.
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: 132
Published: 31st January 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1