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.
About The Author
Jackie French Koller is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Jackie French Koller include The Dragonling Collector's Edition: Volume 2 (The Dragonling), Seven Spunky Monkeys, The Keepers, Book 3: The Wizard's Scepter, and A Wizard Named Nell (Keepers (Turtleback)).
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Comments about Tom Appleby Convict Boy:
I searched for a book about convicts and could not have wished for a more perfect match. Year 3 children related to the character Tom who is their age. Secondly, discovering such a useful teaching resource was a bonus, such wealth within its pages. Jackie French's biography and insight based on her great grandmother's diaries allow the reader or listener to fully appreciate the world that was the convict era.The incredible journey lived through the eyes of a child gives the audience an opportunity to begin to learn, respond and reflect on Australian history and the British Colonisation of our town Sydney.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th April 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.236