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Carly Mills Pioneer Girl - A New World

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A groundbreaking new time-travelling fiction book that celebrates the courage and contribution of some of the worlds most inspiring pioneering women! It’s not easy coming to the city all alone when you’re a young country girl. It’s even harder when a strange discovery sends you back in time to 1841! Carly Mills is about to learn how dangerous Sydney can be for a lonely colonial girl … and how hard it is to move in a corset! Caroline Chisholm tells her that kindness and friendship can make the world a better place. Could Mrs Chisolm be right?

Jane Smith is an award-winning author, who has children’s books shortlisted by the ABIA and longlisted by CBCA. Her Australian Bushranger non-fiction series, and the contemporary and original Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy fiction series, have delighted young readers, parents and educators. Jane is a talented author, librarian, editor and historical researcher with a passion for bringing history to young readers in an easily accessible way. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Pat Kan is a talented and versatile artist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has illustrated several children’s books including The Australian Bushranger series and the Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series as well picture books: There’s a Koala in My Kitchen, There’s a Magpie in My Soup and Paint with Magic. - Toowoomba Qld

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Pat Kan is a talented and versatile artist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has illustrated several children’s books including The Australian Bushranger series and the Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series as well picture books: There’s a Koala in My Kitchen, There’s a Magpie in My Soup and Paint with Magic. - Melbourne

* The clever blend of fiction and history brings Australia’s past to life for younger readers and will appeal to children, including reluctant readers.
* A fast-paced series full of action, adventure and dialogue featuring the true stories of the pioneering women of Australia.
*  Using excellent role models depicts that with perseverance gender stereotypes and barriers can be overcome.
* Features inspirational women from all walks of life: social reformers, musicians, writers, doctors, Aboriginal activists, politicians and more.
* Jane Smith is also the author of the ABIA shortlisted Australian Bushranger series and the Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy series – longlisted in the 2017 ABIA Children’s Book of the Year Awards. 
* While Carly and her friends are fictional, each adventure in the series is based on a true story.
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