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About the book
  • Published: 31 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143305361
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $17.99

Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose (Book 1)




Historical childrens book set in Melbourne, Meet Rose, is part of the Our Australian Girl series.

It's 1900 . . . and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas. Then Rose's favourite young aunt comes to town, and everything changes. Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things she loves?

Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!

  • Pub date: 31 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143305361
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark's first children's book was The Too-Tight Tutu which was published in the Aussie Bites series in 1997. Since then she has published almost 30 children's books, including Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!) and Motormouth. Sherryl is also the author of the Rose books in the Our Australian Girl series. She has had two collections of poetry for adults published by Pariah Press - Edge (1990) and Thicker Than Water (1999), and is a co-editor of Poetrix magazine. Sherryl teaches fiction and poetry writing in the Diploma of Arts - Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria University and Holmesglen TAFE.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany. She moved to Australia in 2007 and since then she has been happily working as an illustrator. She has illustrated more than 20 books, among which are the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award short-listed Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett, and the Our Australian Girl series. She now lives on the Gold Coast.


Awards & Recognition

  • NSW Premier's History Prize

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Young People

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Younger Readers


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