Join Mary Wade on a long and perilous journey that begins in the slums of eighteenth century London. Aged thirteen, Mary is imprisoned in Newgate prison awaiting sentence of death for a petty theft. When her sentence is commuted to transportation she sets sail onboard a prison ship to the other side of the world. Australia brings the promise of a new life, but does Mary have what it takes to make it in the land of opportunity?
January 5th, 2012
AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 5.0 points