Pirate boy of Sydney town

Pirate boy of Sydney town
French, Jackie
  • Item Type: Book - JUNIOR F
  • Published: 2019
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Description

Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, 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 back their home, 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 young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. Ages 10+

Related Subjects

Shipowners--Juvenile fiction.
Gambling--Juvenile fiction.
Only child--Juvenile fiction.
Pirates--Juvenile fiction.
Youth, Aborginal Australian--Juvenile fiction.
Friendship--Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.

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Belgrave Library Book JUNIOR F On Loan - Due 03-09-2019
Croydon Library Book JUNIOR F On Loan - Due 02-09-2019
Lilydale Library Book JUNIOR F On Loan - Due 07-09-2019
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ISBN:

9781460754795 (paperback)

Personal Author:

French, Jackie,

Title:

Pirate boy of Sydney town / Jackie French.

Edition:

1st edition.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : Angus & Robertson, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

297 pages ; 20 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"When danger looms, who do you trust?" -- Cover.

Subject term:

Shipowners--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Gambling--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Only child--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Pirates--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Youth, Aborginal Australian--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Friendship--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Children's stories.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Genre index term:

Sea fiction.

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