It's 1841 . . .
and Letty must leave her job on the sheep-run because drought has brought hard times. Together, she and the Grey family set out over the Blue Mountains. When disaster strikes, Letty needs to be stronger than she could have imagined . . . Will Letty ever see Sydney – or Lavinia – again?
Join Letty in the final of four exciting stories about a free-settler girl and her life in a far-off land.
About The Author
Alison Lloyd started learning Chinese in school because it was a challenge, then later went to live in China for two years - she was living there when army tanks rolled in to suppress the student movement in 1989. Alison loves history - both the big sweep of events and the little details of how people lived. Her favourite stories are about people's deep feelings - hope and despair, loyalty and betrayal, love and loss. Put these things together in a book and she can't put it down. That's why she wrote her first novel Year of the Tiger, then a non-fiction book for young readers -Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors - and then the Letty books in the Australian Girl series. Before she wrote Year of the Tiger, Alison worked for the Australian Government, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Alison lives in Melbourne with two kids, two grandparents and three chickens, but only one husband.
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