Item description for Jamberoo Road (Living History Library) by Eleanor Spence...
Overview Location: Oceania, Australia Time Period: Modern Era (1700-1950 A.D.) Australia 1830 Five years ago, in 1825, Missabella and her ten orphans-the "Switherby Pilgrims"-had voyaged from England to New South Wales, in primitive Australia. By dint of tough pioneering work they had turned their coastal land grant into a true, if rustic, home. Missabella, now, is determined to provide for the future of her orphans according to each one's character. Not an easy task, with such a varied, ragtag, yet lovable set of personalities and backgrounds as they represent. Selina will train in Sydney to be a milliner; Paul may become a midshipman; Francis loves to farm. But what will satisfy clever, independent Cassie, who has ambitions to be a writer? The "Jamberoo Road" leads her inland, to the discomforts and enticements of being governess in a wealthy colonial family. There restless Luke, likewise employed by the family, as a stable boy, will create his own troubles. Cassie's story, interwoven with Luke's and that of all the other orphans' and their former farmhand Eben's, is both an account of personal growth and a vivid journey into early-day Australia.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Living History Library
ISBN 1932350179 ISBN13 9781932350173