A Friend for Grace

A Friend for Grace Grace s journey continues in this the second of four books about a convict girl who is given a second chance Grace is on board the Indispensable being transported to New South Wales from London to s
  • Title: A Friend for Grace
  • Author: Sofie Laguna Lucia Masciullo
  • ISBN: 9780143305293
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Friend for Grace
    Grace s journey continues in this, the second of four books about a convict girl who is given a second chance.Grace is on board the Indispensable, being transported to New South Wales from London to start new her life as a convict servant Even though she misses the horses on Fleet Street, she is happy to have her new friend Hannah with her, who makes even the most horriblGrace s journey continues in this, the second of four books about a convict girl who is given a second chance.Grace is on board the Indispensable, being transported to New South Wales from London to start new her life as a convict servant Even though she misses the horses on Fleet Street, she is happy to have her new friend Hannah with her, who makes even the most horrible situations magical But when sickness sweeps the ship, who will survive A dramatic and exciting insight into the trials of our convict ancestors, A Friend for Grace is a tale of bravery and friendship from a writer of immense talent.
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    About " Sofie Laguna Lucia Masciullo "

  • Sofie Laguna Lucia Masciullo

    Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer at the University of New South Wales, but after deciding law was not for her, she moved to Melbourne to train as an actor Sofie worked for a number of years as an actor at the same time as completing a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Sofie is now an author and playright writing for both adults and children.Her many books for young people have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier s Awards She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia.Her picture book, On Our Way to the Beach, was included in the White Raven 2005 annual selection of outstanding international children s books by the International Youth Library Associated Project if UNESCO In 2008 Sofie released her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, to international acclaim It was shortlisted for the Prime Minister s Literary Awards and long listed for the Miles Franklin Award Screen rights for the book have been optioned and Sofie has recently completed the screenplay.Sofie continues to write for a wide readership, from picture books for very young children, to series for older readers, to novels for adults Sofie lives in Melbourne with her partner and their young son.

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  • The year is 1808 and ten year old Grace is leaving London to sail to Australia as a convict after she was caught stealing Grace doesn t miss much about London, where she was cold and hungry and neglected by her uncle, who was her only surviving relative, although she does miss the horses she used to visit Leaving London gives Grace a chance at a new life, but she is also frightened about the long sea voyage and the unknown land that awaits her at the end of the journey.Soon after boarding the sh [...]


  • Great historical children s novel I am reading to my 9 yo daughter This part of Grace s story covers her time aboard the ship as she is being transported to Australia for theft.


  • This was my second book for the 24 hour read a thon on Sunday It s mostly set on the Indispensable, the ship transporting Grace and Hannah from London to Sydney Cove Some really interesting characters on board there, and a very detailed picture of how the conditions were for convicts on such a ship Luckily only one death, but a lot of illness and woe It was also great to see what happened to female convicts upon arrival in Sydney they re taken to a Parramatta factory to work there until they re [...]


  • Grace s tale of transportation to New South Wales as an 11yo convict was a fascinating glimpse of early 19th century life written for children The story revolves around her relationships with the other female prisoners, who are well drawn and believable There is some shock value in the horrific conditions the depiction of dysentery running through the ship s hold is visceral but this is not relied on, and rather forms the challenging background for these very different women to navigate It bring [...]



  • Working our way through the Our Australian Girl series as part of Australian History this year I am reading them aloud to the oldest and he is enjoying the story line


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