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My Name is Lizzie Flynn

By Claire Saxby
Illustrated by Lizzy Newcomb

Based on the story of a quilt that was made by convict women on board the Rajah, bound for Australia. Now in paperback!

Lizzie Flynn has nothing but her name when she boards the Rajah, which is bound for the penal colony of Australia. On board the Rajah the convict women were given a "useful bag" containing among other things fabric and needle and thread. The women were taught to sew and together they made the Rajah quilt which is currently housed in the National Library.

  • "Hauntingly told and beautifully illustrated, Lizzie’s story will resonate with a young and older audience." Readings
  • "A brilliantly conceived and produced work ... This book should be in every school library in Australia." BuzzWords
  • "Saxby cleverly brings the quilt's story to life through Lizzie eyes ..." Sydney Morning Herald

About the author

Claire Saxby was born in Melbourne and grew up in Newcastle. She’s lived in more houses than she can remember, and attended many schools. Claire is the author of many books including There Was an Old Sailor, illustrated by Cassandra Allen, which won the Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, Australia and New Zealand Division, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, 2011.

About the illustrator

As a child, Lizzy Newcomb would sit and watch her dad draw and hand-colour his architectural plans; this inspired her love of art. Sydney-born and raised, she spent most of her childhood exploring the bushland near her home and began a love affair with nature. Lizzy has studied nursing, travelled throughout Europe and Scandinavia, and run a business producing handmade ceramic pieces. In 2006 her first solo exhibition sold out and she has held an exhibition each year since. My Name is Lizzie Flynn (written by Claire Saxby) is her first book.

ISBN: 9781921977220
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 26/11/17 at 21:41:08
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