Tom Appleby Convict Boy

by Jackie French | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0207199426 Global Overview for this book
Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 2/24/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Sunday, February 24, 2013
At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep Tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer - or little that the English are used to, anyway.

Luckily, not long after Tom′s arrival in the colony, the fair and kind Sergeant Stanley decides to take on Tom as a servant. Together Tom, Sergeant Stanley and his son, Rob, build a house, set up an orchard and a vegetable garden for themselves - and thrive, unlike many others in the new colony.

Jackie French weaves Tom′s story in with the story of the development of Australia. She tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want - familiarity. While the people′s health is better than it ever was in England, their morale is low as they wait for news from home.

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
What a great story about a boy who was sent to Australia as part of the First Fleet and the adversity they faced.

Journal Entry 3 by xtrdnry at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, May 10, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/11/2013 UTC) at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Leaving at the Green Sage cafe

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, May 13, 2013
A certain person told me this is a good read, so on to Mt TBR it goes.
Caught at Green Sage Cafe last Saturday.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I very much enjoyed this book, in fact I couldn't put it down. A bit of twist on the usual First Fleet storyline. This is the first Jackie French book I have read, I am impressed and wanting MORE. Recommended reading.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmarmee463wing at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (4/4/2014 UTC) at 2014 Melbourne Convention in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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This will be set free during the convention.

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Please let me know it is in safe hands by journalling that you have caught it, you are under no obligation to read it and Bookcrossing is completely anonymous.

Journal Entry 7 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, April 12, 2014
Picked up from the book table at the convention. I intended to use it for a themed release, but I was told it was worth reading.

Journal Entry 8 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thanks for the advice to read it - a lovely story, and I even learnt a few things I didn't know about Australian history.

Journal Entry 9 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (7/15/2014 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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