Our Australian Girl The Grace Stories

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 9781743481424
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

For the first time, read all four Grace stories in one beautiful hardback edition. It's 1808 . . . and Grace's world is about to change - from her tough life as a mudlark on the River Thames in London, to the adventures and challenges she faces as a servant girl in a new country. Journey with Grace across all four exciting stories about a convict girl who's given a second chance. Dreamy, thoughtful, brave and compassionate, Grace is an unforgettable Australian Girl.

Our Australian Girl

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780857963741
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's 1808 . . . and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. The best part ofher day is going to Fleet Street to talk to the horses that she loves so much. One afternoon Grace can't resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer's cart - and then another... Before she knows it, Grace is being chased through the streets! Will she be caught and sent to prison - or worse? Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a brave convict girl who is given a second chance.

Our Australian Girl Meet Grace Book 1

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 9781742531892
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's 1808 . . . and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. The best part of her day is going to Fleet Street to talk to the horses that she loves so much. One afternoon Grace can't resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer's cart - and then another... Before she knows it, Grace is being chased through the streets! Will she be caught and sent to prison - or worse? Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a brave convict girl who is given a second chance.

Our Australian Girl A Home for Grace Book 4

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 9781742534046
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's 1808 . . . and Grace loves caring for baby Alice and working with her mistress, Beth, on the property at Rose Hill. Grave tries so hard to be a good servant - but still her master, Tom, doesn't trust her. Does he blame her for what happened to Glory, who is injured and growing sicker every day? Grace has to do something to help, but who can she turn to? Join Grace in the final of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.

The Grace Stories

Author: Sofie Laguna
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670077542
Release Date: 2013
Genre:

For the first time, read all four Grace stories in one beautiful hardback edition. It's 1808 . . . and Grace's world is about to change - from her tough life as a mudlark on the River Thames in London, to the adventures and challenges she faces as a servant girl in a new country. Journey with Grace across all four exciting stories about a convict girl who's given a second chance. Dreamy, thoughtful, brave and compassionate, Grace is an unforgettable Australian Girl.

My Father s Guiding Hand A True Story of God s Grace and Faithfulness

Author: M. Gloria Meiusi
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 9781632328045
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre:

A pastor's family with four young children is happily serving God in their country of Estonia until the day during World War II when the Russian communists arrive to occupy their land, take their property and freedom, and deport thousands of their people, who were never to be heard of again. Learn how their family closeness and love, their beloved customs, and most of all their faith in God gave them the courage to make a harrowing journey across the sea to freedom and survival and to establish themselves successfully in a new land with its new customs and language.

An Introduction to Storytelling

Author: The Society for Storytelling
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750988582
Release Date: 2018-06-28
Genre: Performing Arts

Where do stories come from, and how do we come to know them? DAUGHTERS listen with wonder to their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have their trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works of their predecessors. It is as if every story has within it an infallible truth, contained in the echo of its original telling. The storyteller recounts the tale. The listener hears, learns and remembers. In due course they will retell the same tale, adding in something of their own. And so listeners in time turn into storytellers. This inspiring book brings together the stories from across the world of listeners who themselves became storytellers. They reveal who influenced them the most, what drew them further in, what they learnt, and what they now wish to share with new generations. Tips, tools and tales: read this book, and take your turn.

An Australian Girl

Author: Mrs. Alick Macleod
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 9781465606655
Release Date: 2016-01-03
Genre:

It was one Sunday afternoon in the middle of December and in the province of South Australia. The grass was withered almost to the roots, fast turning gray and brown. Indeed, along the barer ridges of the beautiful hills that rise in serried ranks to the east of Adelaide, the herbage was already as dry and bleached as carded flax. In the gullies, thickly timbered and lying in perpetual shade, the ground still retained the faint graying green distinctive of Australian herbage in a state of transition from spring verdure to summer drought. But soon even the shadiest recesses would bear witness to the scorching dryness of the season. For even before the middle of this first month of summer, two or three of those phenomenal days had come which furnish anecdotes for many successive months alike to the weather statist and the numerous class who cultivate community of soul by comparing experiences of those dreadful days on which 'the hall thermometer stood at 104° before noon.' This Sunday had not quite been one of the days that make the oldest residents turn over heat averages extending to the early dawn of the country's history. But, nevertheless, it was a very hot, still day, without a breath of wind stirring, and in the distance that faint shimmering bluish haze which, to the experienced eye, tells its own tale of days to come. The masses of white, silver and messmate gum-trees that clothe these same Adelaide hills so thickly, formed a grateful resting-place for the eye, wearied with the steadfast glare of sunshine. So did the vineyards that dot their declining slopes, and the gardens and orchards that are scattered broadcast to the east of the town. But even Adelaide itself is interwoven with the foliage of trees, which do so much to mitigate, both for eye and body, the severities of a semi-tropical climate. This fascinating embroidery of trees is more especially observable in glancing over North Adelaide. This extensive and important suburb, which is divided from Adelaide proper by the Torrens Lake and Park Lands, lies considerably above the city and adjacent suburbs. So large a proportion of the houses are surrounded by gardens, that from some points of view North Adelaide looks like a well-trimmed wood, thickly studded with houses. And these gardens are, as a rule, neither suburban slips, with precocious trees selected for their speedy power of growth, nor the painfully pretentious enclosures which auctioneers delight to term 'grounds.' No, they are genuine gardens—roomy, shadowy, well planted, well watered; rich in flowers and many fruit-trees, bending in due season under their fertile loads; haunted with the hum of rifling bees, fragrant with the perfume of old-world blossoms. In such a garden on this Sunday afternoon a young man and woman were slowly pacing up and down a broad central walk, thickly trellised with vines. The gadding tendrils, the wealth of wide emerald leaves, the countless oval clusters of ripening grapes—Crystal, Black Prince, and delicate Ladies' Fingers—which clothed the trellis on the sides and overhead, made a delightful picture. So did the great rose-trees hard by, garlanded after their kind with pale pink, yellow, white and blood-red roses. Parallel with this vine arcade there were loquat trees loaded with thick clusters of clear-skinned creamy fruit, and orange-trees, with dark-green globes nestling among glossy boughs, sheeted in waxen blossoms, whose penetrating odour loaded the atmosphere. But as so often happens when a young man and woman are engaged in a tête-à-tête, neither the objects round them nor any topic of wide social importance engrossed their attention.

An Australian Girl

Author: Catherine Martin
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702233730
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

As Australia began the process of breaking away from its from status a British colony, Catherine Martin was fascinated with the meaning of Australian culture and identity. She examines these issues through the story of the independent and intelligent Stella Courtland, a young girt who marries and finds herself hampered by the social constraints of her new life. In this sensitive Late of moral and emotional growth, Martin brilliantly captures this turning point in Australian history and anticipates the values of a new generation.

Australian Documentary

Author: Trish FitzSimons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521167994
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Australian Documentary brings to life over a century of documentary making.

As Happy As Here

Author: Jane Godwin
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 0734419236
Release Date: 2019-07-23
Genre:

A beautiful coming-of-age story about three teenage girls from very different backgrounds who find themselves sharing a hospital ward, for fans of Kate DiCamillo and Fiona Wood Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change. A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.

Alias Grace

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0770427596
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction

In this astonishing new work by the author of the bestselling The Robber Bride and Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood re-creates a mysterious and disturbing murder and breathes new life into one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Years later, Dr. Simon Jordan--an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness--listens to Grace's story, from her family's difficult passage from Ireland to Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As Grace relives her past, Jordan draws her closer to a dark maze of relationships and her lost memories of the day her life was shattered. Superbly evoking a century past, and alive with mesmerizing storytelling, Alias Grace is vintage Atwood.

Peter and the Snow White Dove

Author: John Stephens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483685441
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Peter Williams was still a young man when he first met the Great King. He enjoyed the King’s company and often wanted to know more about him but never seemed to have the time. He always enjoyed talking to the King, who enjoyed his company and knew that Peter was one he could trust with any task he gave him. The Great King ruled over nearly all the lands on Earth. Strong and powerful, he wanted only the best for his people, and they looked to him for just about everything. They had only to ask for help when they were in trouble and he would be there for them. And there came a time they needed him now. You might think that such a ruler would be loved by all. But unhappily no, not a bit of it! Many were ungrateful and, sad to say, said they didn’t need a King to help them, thank you very much, they would do things their own way.