Tom Appleby, convict boy – Jackie French

This is a survival story, an adventure story and the life story of Tom Appleby. It begins in London in 1785, when at the age of 7 Tom becomes an orphan and is sold to become a chimney sweep. In an attempt to escape his terrible life, Tom begins to steal but is caught and sentenced to transportation to the colonies. Tom’s experiences on the first fleet and the colonist’s attempts to survive in a strange land come to life in this gripping story of a fascinating period in Australia’s history.
Recommended age: 12+

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