A story about dreams, gold, rebellion ... and an unlikely friendship across time It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'.
The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, away from the rule of wealthy landowners and corrupt officials.
As the summer days get hotter, and the miners' protests are ignored with catastrophic results, Sam experiences first-hand the power of a united stand which will change her life forever.
PRAISE FOR JACKIE FRENCH
'Jackie French is excellent at telling history in an exciting way for children' -- Burke's Backyard
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Oof loved this book
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! love it , i’m ready this book in class it’s really interesting. Thx to my teacher cuz without her i wouldn’t have been able to read such an AMAZING BOOK!!
Great can't say I didn't like it
The book is an amazing story. At school we read it together and it gives a great sense of the Eureka Stockade and a great understanding of what Australia was like then.
The night they stomed eureka
It was an amazig book i recomed it to kids that are from 10 up. all the words are very descriptive.