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The Resource Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Label
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town
Title
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town
Statement of responsibility
by Jackie French
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
CAN YOU STILL LOVE YOUR FATHER, NO MATTER WHAT HIS CRIMES ARE?Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother's family estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home in 1809 as payment for a gambling debt, Ben reluctantly joins him in a desperate venture to win it back, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also the guns of a Dutch ship, along with unexpected treachery. And only the friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and the young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches.From renowned children's author Jackie French comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures and which uncovers Australia's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den.PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' -- Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' -- Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' -- Herald Sun
Summary
Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben reluctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win it back, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and the young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From renowned children's author Jackie French comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australia's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10778030
Cataloging source
SALS
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French, Jackie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_624794
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460709184
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_624794
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460709184
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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