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Author Brennan, Net, author.
Title Child convicts / Net Brennan.
Pub Info Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 994 BRE     AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S edition.
Descript 29 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Accelerated Reader MG 7.3 1 1 181645
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In eighteenth-century Britain, children as young as seven were tried in court as adults for crimes such as picking pockets or stealing clothes. If convicted, they could be sentenced to death or transported to the then-perilous and isolated colonies of Australia, where life was often as difficult and dangerous as it was in Britain. But transportation also meant opportunity for the lucky few. Child Convicts is about the lives of these young prisoners who were forever changed because of transportations, including the boy who became the first person hanged in Australia and the girl whose likeness is now on the nations' twenty-dollar note. This is their story: one of nation-building and one of survival."--Jacket flap.
Subject Juvenile delinquents -- Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Prisoners -- Australia -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 0763673269
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