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The Night They Stormed Eureka - Jackie French

The Night They Stormed Eureka

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Published: 1st August 2009
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It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'.

The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, away from the rule of wealthy landowners and corrupt officials.

Once again Jackie French takes a fresh look at the history we thought we knew and recreates an event entrenched in our national heritage.

About the Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. 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.

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Night They Stormed Eureka:

    This is a great story about what life was like on the Goldfields. I will read this book with my year 5 class. It will give them a greater understanding of what people went through and highlight the significance of the Eureka Stockade and how it has shaped our History.

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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: 9780732285418
    ISBN-10: 0732285410
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 10+ years old
    For Grades: 4 - 6
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.21