by Christopher Cheng
illustrated by Donna Rawlins
paperback, 64 pages
198mm x 130mm, black and white illustrations
published September 2007; re-released January 2015
Danny knows that he has to respect his uncle and do as he says, even if that means joining him on a sewing trip to the goldfields. Danny would rather be anywhere else ... until he takes things into his own hands!
- Chris Cheng draws on his own Chinese heritage to bring life and depth to his characters. This story will allow young readers to appreciate life on the goldfields through a child's eye.
- Seams of Gold is supported by fun, child-friendly interactive activities on the National Museum of Australia website, to further engage young readers.
- 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.
Seams of Gold features a sewing basket used on the New South Wales goldfields. It is part of the National Museum's collection.
This book can be ordered from good bookshops and educational suppliers.