Review Blog

Sep 08 2011

A home for Grace by Sofie Laguna

cover image

Ill. by Lucia Masciullo. Our Australian Girl (series). Penguin, 2011, ISBN 978 0 14 330529 3.
(Ages 9+) Recommended . Australian history. The fourth in the quartet of stories about Grace in the series, Our Australian Girl, has Grace finally being accepted by her master, Tom, after he realises that it is Grace who has helped nurse his beloved horse, Glory, back to health. In this final book about Grace, many loose ends are tied up, she meets again her friend from the convict ship, Hannah and her mother, and finds that they live comparatively close by. The background is fascinating, giving readers an informative look at the privations suffered by the early European settlers who came to this country. The characters are interesting, put in situations at once unsettling and adventurous.
The four books about Grace will give history lessons a boost as the class looks at the early settlement of New South Wales and ponders the ideas around how early settlers coped with the strangeness of the new land, and in particular, how children accepted their fate.
Fran Knight

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates