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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World
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'"When I was young I was pretty much afraid of everything. I wish I could say when it was that I went from being that quiet little girl, tagging along behind the others, to the girl who set off to sail around the world believing completely that with enough dedication she could achieve anything she set her mind to. Somewhere along the way I learnt that if you truly want to live life you have to get involved, pursue your passions and dream big. I don't know when that was and I don't remember jumping into the pool that day, it is just a story my mum tells. But somewhere between that moment and sailing out of Sydney Harbour on Ella's Pink Lady, I came to understand what Helen Keller said far better than I can - 'Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing'."

'These are Jessica's words, taken from True Spirit. In it she details the extensive preparation she and her team made for the big voyage, her journey and the battles she fought along the way - against sleep deprivation, gale-force winds mountainous seas and the solitude most of us can only imagine. When she sailed back into Sydney Harbour on 15 May 2010, after 210 days at sea, she was cheered in by a huge crowd that included Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. To many, Jessica was our newest hero. She disagreed, saying she wasn't a hero, "just an ordinary girl who had a dream and worked hard at it and proved that anything is possible". This is her story.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: 367p., [24]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: August 2010.
      ISBN: 9780733624971 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Teenager's Round-the-World Adventure Set to Sail onto the Big Screen Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 2012; (p. 3)
Solo Voyager Gets By With Help Robyn Doreian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 November 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 October 2010; (p. 39)

— Review of Why Men Are Necessary Richard Glover , 2010 selected work column ; True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
The Back Story Gillian Cumming , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 August 2010; (p. 3)
Jessica Watson talks about her CD and DVD of her round the world trip.
Non-Fiction Reviews Sandy McCutcheon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 October 2010; (p. 39)

— Review of Why Men Are Necessary Richard Glover , 2010 selected work column ; True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
Solo Voyager Gets By With Help Robyn Doreian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 November 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of True Spirit : The Aussie Girl Who Took on the World Jessica Watson , 2010 single work autobiography
Jess's Still Making Waves Michael Ruffles , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 August 2010; (p. 5)
The Back Story Gillian Cumming , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 August 2010; (p. 3)
Jessica Watson talks about her CD and DVD of her round the world trip.
Teenager's Round-the-World Adventure Set to Sail onto the Big Screen Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 2012; (p. 3)
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