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Tom Appleby Convict Boy - Jackie French

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Published: 28th April 2004
For Ages: 10+ years old
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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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5.0

Australian History for Kids

By Mad Muriel

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Captures Time And Place
  • Easy To Understand
  • Educational
  • Great For Anyone
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Tom Appleby Convict Boy:

    I purchased a class set of this novel as it is perfect for motivating students in the study of settlement in Australia. An enjoyable way to read and learn about the history of this great country.

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    5.0

    A child's eyes, a truth-filled journey

    By Red Bird

    from Sydney,AU

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Adaptable for 9 year olds
    • British Colonisation
    • Captures Time And Place
    • Educational
    • Enthralling in chapters
    • Exceptional teaching tool
    • Great For Anyone
    • Junior teen fiction
    • Sincere and believable
    • The Fleets ordeals
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Australian History
      • Gift
      • Primary Teaching resource
      • Reference
      • Suitable young teens

      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.

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      Jackie French

      Jackie French's writing career spans sixteen years, 42 wombats, 120 books for kids and adults, translations into nineteen languages, and slightly more awards than wombats, both in Australia and overseas (that's overseas awards, not overseas wombats).

      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: 9780207199424
      ISBN-10: 0207199426
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 10+ years old
      For Grades: 4 - 6
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 28th April 2004
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 1.7
      Weight (kg): 0.24