Mary MacKillop changed the course of Australia’s history.
Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation – and she was proud of the country she had a part in creating. How did Australia change in her lifetime? And how much influence did Mary MacKillop have in shaping Australia?
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning children’s author who has also worked as a freelance business and technical writer. Pamela’s work ranges from picture books to young adult novels and she is best known for her Floramonde series of fantasy novels which include The Willow Tree's Daughter, Windrider and The Centre of Magic. The Castings Trilogy is Pamela’s highly successful fantasy series for adults published by Hachette Australia. In addition to this, she teaches creative writing to adults at the Sydney Writers’ Centre. Victor’s Challenge won the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Short Fiction/Illustrated Work/Picture Book and was a Notable Book in the Younger Readers Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. For more information about Pamela and her books, please visit her website: www.pamelafreemanbooks.com
The succinctly told history is accompanied by well placed contemporary art works and photographs which effectively develop authenticity and visual interest…Although the material is pitched to inform upper primary readers, it offers an excellent social history for all general interest readers.
Children’s Book Council of Australia, Reading Time