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Ten Pound Pom : Our Stories - Carole Wilkinson

Ten Pound Pom

By: Carole Wilkinson, Liz Anelli (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 October 2017

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Part of the new-look award-winning Our Stories series, this is a modern Australian immigration story.

I don’t want to go to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we’re migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only £10 each. My brother Brian and I are travelling free. It’s a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England?

In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson’s immigration to Australia.
  • Non-fiction is currently in high demand, and there are no other books on this topic!
  • Part of the award-winning Our Stories series. Expert authors with voice and personality, not just a collection of facts.
  • Perfect for upper primary curriculum right through to mid-secondary.
Industry Reviews
The book is written in the present tense, from Carole's perspective (of course!) and illustrated brilliantly by Liz Anelli. All of the experiences of long-distance ship travel are captured delightfully and will resonate with many older readers...It has great appeal - there are lots of points of interest, and because of the episodic nature, it can be taken in small doses and thus enjoyed over a longer time. -- Sue Esterman * The Reader *
Ten Pound Pom is one of a series of books called Our Stories, which 'provides digestable chunks of information,' and is a good tool for sharing history and moving or migration experiences, but just as enjoyable to read for pleasure. * Kids' Book Review *
I am a fan of Carole Wilkinson's work and once again she has written a worthwhile book. -- Wonderous Words * Wonderous Words *
This story is a lovely insight into Australia's history. -- Read Plus * Read Plus *
The writing is accessible and compelling; the characters authentic. -- Reading Time * Reading Time *
It would be a great addition to school libraries and could be used successfully in social studies classes. * The Reader *

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