New Zealand Girl: Rebecca and the Queen of Nation
"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 steals a pony to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined to join her brother, who is a sailor on the ship Queen of Nations bound for New Zealand, but this i... read full description below.
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||24 July 2013 by Penguin
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||By Burnside, Deborah
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STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOK AWARD 2014 'Take me with you to New Zealand!' Ireland to New Zealand, 1874. 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 steals a pony to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined to join her brother, who is a sailor on the ship Queen of Nations bound for New Zealand, but this is difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant and earn her passage to the new colony. Join Rebecca as she experiences the excitement and fears of life as a nineteenth-century immigrant girl. What was life like so many years ago? Find out through the eyes of a girl who's just like you.
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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.