Subtitle: Book 1
By: Jane Smith
Illustrated by: Pat Kan
Genre: YFA - Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Big Sky publishing
Published: 1 May 2020
ISBN: 9781922265074


A groundbreaking new time-travelling fiction book that celebrates the courage and contribution of some of the world’s most inspiring pioneering women! It’s not easy coming to the city all alone when you’re a young country girl. It’s even harder when a strange discovery sends you back in time to 1841!

Carly Mills is about to learn how dangerous Sydney can be for a lonely colonial girl… and how hard it is to move in a corset! Caroline Chisholm tells her that kindness and friendship can make the world a better place. Could Mrs Chisholm be right?

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When Carly picks up an old shawl while visiting the Immigration Museum in Sydney, she couldn’t have known what would happen next...

When she wrapped it around her shoulders, Carly was instantly transported to 1841, back to when Sydney was receiving shiploads of immigrants hoping for a better life. Being a young girl, Carly is quickly offered refuge by Caroline Chisholm, who has made it her life mission to help the poor girls who were arriving in Australia with nothing.

We then witness the marvellous work that Caroline Chisholm did!

In modern times, it makes Carly realise that as a country girl, and with a new friend Dora at her side, maybe going to boarding school in Sydney is not too hard after all.

A great work of historical fiction highlighting the amazing Australian pioneering women, which will be a great addition to fiction shelves!

Will be best suited to those aged 8—12, with an interest in history.

Reviewed by Rob