'It's 1808 and young, orphaned Grace is living in London with her Uncle Ord. Families are starving on the streets, sanitation is poor and jails are overflowing. Uncle Ord is mean to Grace and they have no money. Grace, who is always lonely and hungry, has to work as a "mudlark", searching the muddy bed of the Thames River for objects to sell. After stealing apples, Grace is arrested and transported to Australia as punishment. On board the ship Grace makes a friend, Hannah.
'Grace's story is an example of the way Australia could mean a new beginning and is told in four exciting instalments.'
Source: Our Australian Girl website, http://www.ouraustraliangirl.com.au/
'It's 1808 . . .
'and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. The best part of her day is going to Fleet Street to talk to the horses that she loves so much. One afternoon Grace can't resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer's cart - and then another... Before she knows it, Grace is being chased through the streets! Will she be caught and sent to prison - or worse?
'Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a brave convict girl who is given a second chance.' (From the publisher's website.)