By Felicity Pulman
Illustrated by David Cox
198mm x 130mm, 64pp.
published December 2008; re-released January 2015
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.