The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)

The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)❮PDF❯ ✭ The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5) ✩ Author Jackie French – 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS' ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the WhalesThe whisper in the darkness is rebellion Or death or libertyFrog is an orphan a pickpocket starving on the streets o 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL of the PDF ´ READERS' ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the WhalesThe whisper in the darkness is rebellion Or death or libertyFrog is an orphan a pickpocket starving The Secret PDF or on the streets of Parramatta in But when the tall commanding Irish rebel Mr Cunningham talks of freedom from tyranny and the lash Frog creeps out to join the rebels the Secret of the MOBI ð convicts who will take over the colony and proclaim the Republic of New IrelandWill farmers like Barney and Elsie Bean join the battle against the corrupt New South Wales Corps For the fate of the colony and Australia will be decided at Castle HillBased on eyewitness accounts this fifth title in The Secret Histories series uncovers the secrets that the colonial government hid for over yearsPRAISE FOR THE SECRET HISTORIES SERIES'French's eye for historic details makes this a compelling reading' Daily Telegraph'Jackie French has a knack for discovering fascinating hidden facts from our past and bringing them to life Children will be so captivated by the story that they won't even notice they are absorbing rich and memorable lessons from Australia's history Highly recommended for middle school' Magpies magazine.

Jackie is an award of the PDF ´ winning writer wombat negotiator and the Australian Children’s Laureate for She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors and writes across The Secret PDF or all genres from picture books history fantasy ecology and sci fi to her much loved historical fiction In her capacity as Australian Children’s Laureate ‘Share a Story’ will be the primary Secret of the MOBI ð philosoph.

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  • 128 pages
  • The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)
  • Jackie French
  • 05 December 2016
  • 9781460754801

10 thoughts on “The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)

  1. says:

    stars‘Death or liberty?’ Ma whispered ‘Which will you choose boy?’I met her small mean eyes ‘Liberty’ I saidTomorrow we’d be free or we would die’The Secret of the Youngest Rebel is the fifth edition in The Secret Histories Series penned by Australian author Jackie French This series is aimed at middle grade readers aged 7 years and up and it does a wonderful job of bridging the gap between young readers and Australian history An accessible format complete with chapter drawings this is a great way to introduce young Australians to our nation’s hidden history This particular issue focuses on the Castle Hill armed rebellion of 1804 using the compelling voice of Frog a young narrator caught up in the thick of the actionUsing the firsthand account of Frog a young orphan from the streets of Parramatta The Secret of the Youngest Rebel by Jackie French looks specifically at the Castle Hill convict rebellion which took place in March 1805 in the still young Australia When Frog becomes acuainted with the enigmatic Mr Cunningham life will never be the same again The uprising resulted in of thousands of convicts ready to take action against the colonial forces in order to gain the upper hand The convicts hoped to proclaim to colony The Republic of New Ireland This battle has remained in the history books and The Secret of the Youngest Rebel is based on this rebellion Informed by official accounts the latest chapter in Jackie French’s ‘The Secret History Series’ is one essential read for our young AustraliansJackie French is the perfect history guide French presents a very readable account of a pivotal event in our history books which carefully overlaps historical fact with fiction As an adult reader approaching a middle grade text I found The Secret of the Youngest Rebel to be informative but also targeted well to the age group French has in mind for her text The language and sentence structure is accessible I also thought this was the ideal length for a junior fiction reader There are also engaging black and white images that accompany each chapter heading to give the reader a taste of what is to comeFrog catchy name is our voice taking the reader into Australia’s past Situating the audience in the early 1800s in the Parramatta area of Sydney a scene of uprising dissidence and a fight for daily survival defines this novel For Frog life is not easy Frog subsists on little food and relies on stealing scraps or coins tossed by sailors When Mr Cunningham takes a shine to Frog things change dramatically I enjoyed the gentle friendship and the way in which Mr Cunningham took Frog under his wing This relationship gave the book a good injection of feelingFrog was a great character to follow and is fully fleshed out by French I’m sure there is enough mischief adventure bravery and loyalty to Frog which will be sure to draw appeal to young readers of this book The action chivalry and fearlessness displayed by Frog and those who take part in the rebellion makes this book a memorable one I still feel a little embarrassed that I cannot recall learning about this event at school Never mind I have expert Australian historian and storyteller Jackie French to lean onJackie French is highly dedicated to her craft and getting her details just so The way she recreates an image of early Australia is both vivid and educative‘Down by the waterfront at Sydney Town there’s a huddle of convict women’s huts all log walls of rotting cabbage tree and bark roofs falling in The huts were built by the sailors who brought the First Fleet here for the women they’d come to love on the voyage’Do not bypass the extensive Author’s Notes following the end of the novel It contains an overview of the key words use in the text historical facts on the Castle Hill rebellion Lies Myths and Promises coverage of Repression in Ireland a word on Roman Catholicism in Australia It aptly concludes with a piece on Philip Cunningham the real life historical figure that featured heavily in this engaging storyThe Secret of the Youngest Rebel is a great testament to Australian history it had a cracking narrative twist and through the primary narration of young Frog middle grade readers will be inexplicably drawn in the history books Add this one to your shelf if you want to enhance your HASS curriculum as a teacher or to your bookshelf if you want your child to experience an inspiring tale of Australia’s yesteryear‘The child who fled into the darkness for a cause she hardly understood has gone But where there’s wrong that needs righting I’m still a rebel too’I wish to thank Harper Collins Books Australia for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposesThe Secret of the Youngest Rebel is book #23 of the 2019 Australian Women Writers Challenge

  2. says:

    Great read about a specific part of Modern Sydney history

  3. says:

    Jackie French is an excellent writer and combined with her love of history and thorough research this is a fascinating account of a little known piece of Australia's history Highly recommended

  4. says:

    The older boys and I finished up another AMAZING Jackie French book

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