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Sep 08 2011

Grace and glory by Sofie Laguna

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Ill. by Lucia Masciullo. Our Australian Girl (series). Penguin, 2011, ISBN 978 0 14 330530 3.
(Ages 9+) Recommended. Australian history. The third in the quartet about the life of Grace, within the series, Our Australian Girl, has Grace, newly arrived in Parramatta, being chosen by two settlers to be their servant. She is taken to their bark and pine hut on the river where they eke out an existence. Grace is viewed with suspicion by her master, Tom, but his wife, Beth, comes to rely upon the girl. An interesting look at the lives led by the early settlers of this country is given as the backdrop for Grace's story of gaining acceptance by her master, Tom.
As with the whole series, a small section a the end of the book gives information about life at the time, and a teaser for the fourth book in this series of books about Grace, A home for Grace.
Fran Knight

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