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Burnside, Deborah,

Rebecca and the Queen of Nations : Rebecca Kelly's story, 1874 / Deborah Burnside.

Burnside, Deborah,
By: Burnside, Deborah, 1969- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Burnside, Deborah, 1. Series: Publisher: Burnside, Deborah, Publisher: Auckland : Puffin, 2013Edition: Burnside, Deborah, Description: Burnside, Deborah, Description: 95 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143307716 (paperback).Other title: Burnside, Deborah, Uniform titles: Burnside, Deborah, 1969- Subject(s): Runaways -- Juvenile fiction | Irish -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Colonists -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Irish -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Ocean travel -- Juvenile fiction | New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.3
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Novel for children.
Summary: "It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of Nations, a ship bound for New Zealand, but this will be difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant for the Walker family and earn her passage to the new colony"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary.
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'Take me with you to New Zealand!'

Ireland to New Zealand, 1874.

When ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her, so she steals a pony to ride to Belfast.

Rebecca is determined to join her brother, who is a sailor on the ship Queen of Nations bound for New Zealand, but this is difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant and earn her passage to the new colony.

Join Rebecca as she experiences the excitement and fears of life as a nineteenth-century immigrant girl.

What was life like so many years ago? Find out through the eyes of a girl who's just like you.

Novel for children.

Novel for children.

"It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of Nations, a ship bound for New Zealand, but this will be difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant for the Walker family and earn her passage to the new colony"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary.

Primary, intermediate.

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