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Rebecca and the Queen of Nations

Rebecca and the Queen of Nations
  

"It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143307716
Barcode 9780143307716
Published 24 July 2013 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Burnside, Deborah
Series New Zealand Girl
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9780143307716
ISBN-10 0143307711
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 24 July 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Burnside, Deborah
Series New Zealand Girl
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 102g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code PEARS

Description of this Book

It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of Nations, a ship bound for New Zealand, but this will be difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant for the Walker family and earn her passage to the new colony. Join Rebecca as she experiences the excitements and fears of life as a nineteenth-century immigrant girl. The New Zealand Girl Series brings young readers quality, accessible historical fiction.

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Author's Bio

Deborah Burnside is from Hawke's Bay and operates an award-winning waste and recycling company, and in her spare time writes books. After a successful placement with Tessa Duder on the NZSA mentoring scheme, her first novel, On a Good Day, was shortlisted for the LIANZA awards in 2005. It's True! This Book Is a Load of Rubbish was published by Allen & Unwin in 2005 and was noted in the Wilderness Awards in Australia. Night Hunting, her first foray into junior fiction, was published by Penguin in 2008 and made the Storylines Notable Books List in 2009. Yes, her second YA novel was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards in 2011.

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