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Turning the Page

By Felicity Pulman
Illustrated by David Cox

ISBN 9781876944704
198mm x 130mm, 64pp.
published December 2008; re-released January 2015 
RRP A$11.95  

Maggie is working as a children's nurse in the big house when she finds a copybook and decides to teach herself to read. She knows she shouldn't really take the book, and things only get worse when the mistress sends her home in disgrace.

  • Felicity Pulman's story will give children a fascinating glimpse into how different life would have been on a property in New South Wales in the nineteenth century.
  • A great resource for teachers to use for both the SOSE and English curriculum. The title is supported online with a synopsis, discussion questions, and classroom activities, including reproducible worksheets.

Turning the Page was inspired by a nineteenth-century child's copybook that is now part of the National Museum of Australia's collection.

This book can be ordered through bookshops and educational suppliers.

Further information

Classroom activities for Turning the Page