I do not think that anyone alive in our time will ever forget Ned Kelly, no matter who might wish us to do so. I know I never shall. Was he a hero?
Was he a villian? I cannot say, even now. Perhaps he was neither. But he will live in my memory forever, the dark and the bright, together. North-east Victoria, 1879. Jamie Ross and his older sister Ellen are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth-and straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. Jamie is fascinated by Ned.
Is he a hero wronged by the police, as some people say, or a cold-blooded murderer? A chance encounter will bring Jamie closer to the answer than he could imagine?
About the Author
Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up mainly in Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master’s degree in French and English literature. Sophie is the prolific author of numerous young adult fantasy novels as well as several adult novels. She lives in Armidale, New South Wales, with her husband and children.
Series: My Australian Story
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9