It's 1864 . . .
and Poppy, disguises as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last! But when she follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery. Gus couldn't really be there, could he?
Join Poppy in the final of four exciting stories about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.
About The Author
Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush. In her twenties she went in search of her roots, living in both China and Taiwan where she studied Chinese language and painting. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.
Gabrielle's novel The Garden of Empress Cassia won the 2002 Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and was a CBC Notable Book. The Pearl of Tiger Bay was shortlisted for the 2004 Aurealis Award and The Lion Drummer was named a Notable Book in the 2009 CBC Book of the Year Awards.
Gabrielle's latest novel, A Ghost in My Suitcase, was released in 2009.
Her first young adult novel, Little Paradise, an epic love story set during World War Two in Melbourne and Shanghai, will be published in 2010.
Gabrielle lives in Melbourne with her partner, Steve, and their two children, Lei Lei and Ren.
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: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd October 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 4