Book #5 The Secret History Series

The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, Book 5)

by Jackie French

On Sale: 29/01/2019

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About the Book

'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS'

- ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the Whales

The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!)

Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804.

But when the tall, commanding Irish rebel Mr Cunningham talks of freedom from tyranny and the lash, Frog creeps out to join the rebels, the 10,000 convicts who will take over the colony and proclaim the Republic of New Ireland.

Will farmers like Barney and Elsie Bean join the battle against the corrupt New South Wales Corps? For the fate of the colony - and Australia - will be decided at Castle Hill.

Based on eyewitness accounts, this fifth title in The Secret Histories series uncovers the secrets that the colonial government hid for over 200 years.



PRAISE FOR THE SECRET HISTORIES SERIES

'French's eye for historic details makes this a compelling reading' - Daily Telegraph

'Jackie French has a knack for discovering fascinating hidden facts from our past and bringing them to life. Children will be so captivated by the story that they won't even notice they are absorbing rich and memorable lessons from Australia's history. Highly recommended for middle school' - Magpies magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460754801
  • ISBN 10: 1460754808
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 29/01/2019
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 7 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / General

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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