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Tuesday 1 February 2011

Review: Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose

The turn of the 20th Century in Australia; a time of great change. A nation hitting its stride, women carving their new place in the world.

Unlike the other girls in the Our Australian Girl series, Rose is part of a traditional family, well-off and distinguished. Rose is expected to act as such. And that means no running around, no riding bicycles, no playing cricket, and definitely no getting dirty.
When Rose's Aunt Alice comes to stay, Rose discovers why Alice is seen as a disgrace to the family. Alice is a suffragette, and refuses to be told how she should behave.

Suddenly, Rose is hearing words like 'university' and 'strength' and 'votes for women' - and she realises what she wants from life.

But will she able to fight her family to get where she wants to be?

This is a story of the early days of feminism, teaching young girls that life was so vastly different back in 1900 that it would be barely recognisable to us. All the things women today take for granted were simply not a part of life in previous times, and our ancestors had to fight for basic rights.

Rose is a likeable character with determination, a fun-loving spirit and a thirst for knowledge.

A gorgeous book that children will love.

Find out more on the Our Australian Girl website

Also in the series:
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy
Our Australian Girl: Meet Letty
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace

Title: Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose
Author: Sherryl Clark
Publisher: Puffin, $14.95
Publication Date: 1 February, 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305361
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Fiction