The year is 1841. Letty's older sister, Lavinia, is heading for Australia to start a new life, but things take an unexpected turn when Letty accidentally ends up on the ship with her.
Ahead of them: three months at sea, and promise of a new life in a new country. Will the two girls survive this journey to start living their dreams?
Meet Letty is the story of the journey to a new land, a journey of endurance with terrible conditions and widespread fatal disease. The huge dream, the risk, of heading to a new land that was previously just for prisoners - heading into the wide world of danger and uncertainty.
Watch out for more of Letty's story, which will continue through 2011, as well as stories of more children (a convict girl, a gold rush girl and a Federation girl) in the Our Australian Girl series.
Reading beautifully written, adventure-filled fiction while learning about Australia's history? Just brilliant.
Find out more on the Our Australian Girl website
Also in the series:
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy
Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace
Title: Our Australian Girl: Meet Letty
Author: Alison Lloyd
Publisher: Puffin, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 February, 2011
For ages: 7+
This book is available online