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y separately published work icon Nellie's Greatest Wish single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Is part of Nellie Penny Matthews , 2012 series - author children's fiction (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Nellie's Greatest Wish
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'It's 1850 . . . and Nellie is returning to Adelaide after searching for the Thompson family at the Burra. She's keen to get back to her best friend, Mary, who is ill in hospital. But she is in for a terrible shock . . . Even Nellie begins to feel that all is lost and that she might never achieve her dreams. Will her spirit be crushed, or can she turn her fate around?

'Follow Nellie on her adventure in the final of four stories about an Irish girls with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Liddell - Ravensworth area, Singleton area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Penguin Books , 2012 .
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      Extent: 109p.
      Description: illus. 1 map.
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      • Published 22 August 2012
      ISBN: 9780143306269 (pbk.) :
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    y separately published work icon The Nellie Stories Penny Matthews , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 8910229 2016 selected work children's fiction

    'It's 1849 and Nellie O'Neill has arrived in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. She has left the famine in Ireland far behind, and is full of hopes and dreams for the future. She wants to learn to read, to be part of a family once more and never to be hungry again. Can Nellie make her wishes come true?

    'Join Nellie across all four stories about an Irish girl with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.

    'Brave, adventurous, loyal and clever, Nellie is a remarkable Australian Girl.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Penguin , 2016
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  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • 1850
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