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By Burnside, Deborah
"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"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary.Read more
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