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y separately published work icon Meet Nellie Penny Matthews , Melbourne : Puffin , 2012 Z1864183 2012 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. But with no job and no one to turn to, how will Nellie's wishes come true? (Libraries Australia).
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y separately published work icon Nellie and the Secret Letter Penny Matthews , Melbourne : Puffin , 2012 Z1881138 2012 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction It's 1849 and Nellie has a new job as a kitchen maid in a grand Adelaide house with her best friend, Mary. But Nellie's desire to live out her dreams soon leads to a battle with the spiteful cook Bessie Rudge. Can Nellie keep her temper and avoid being thrown out to beg on the streets?
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y separately published work icon Nellie's Quest Penny Matthews , Camberwell : Penguin Books , 2012 6551560 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'It's 1850 and Nellie's best friend, Mary, is gravely ill. To provide Mary with the care she needs, Nellie must break a promise and go on a quest to find the Thompson family. But will they be able to help? And who will Nellie turn to when her own life is in danger?

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

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y separately published work icon Nellie's Greatest Wish Penny Matthews , Camberwell : Penguin Books , 2012 6551664 2012 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'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

First known date: 2012
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2012- .
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      Series: y separately published work icon Our Australian Girl Jane Godwin , Davina Bell , Puffin (publisher), Camberwell : Puffin , 2011- Z1758679 2011 series - publisher children's fiction children's historical fiction
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