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Turning the Page

By Felicity Pulman
Illustrated by David Cox

ISBN 9781876944704
198mm x 130mm, 64pp.
Released December 2008 
RRP A$11.95 NOW A$2.00


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.


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Further information

Classroom activities for Turning the Page