The Castaway Convict was part of the 2017 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge reading lists. Hope all the readers enjoyed the book!
In December 2013 Wendy is getting ready to publish one of her classic children’s stories in a new ebook format.
This is the first time one of Wendy’s books will be available online as an ebook.
The book also has beautiful and detailed new drawing illustrations by the award winning Tasmanian artist Brian Harrison-Lever.
This is an exciting step into the ebook world for Wendy and we look forward to letting you know the details when the publication is available.
It is 1845, Van Diemen’s Land, Australia in the Point Puer boys’ prison at Port Arthur.
Twelve year old Josh cannot remember what crime he committed, how he came to be in prison and why he is now called Tom Parish. He becomes one of very few people to escape, and these are his adventures.
Josh travels from the bush land of EagleHawk Neck to the portside town of Hobart.
He begins to unravel the mystery of his identity with the help of his new friend Sarah and her father Captain Henry. Join Josh and his friends (and enemies!) in this adventure tale set in amazing historical Tasmania.
The book is for readers aged 9-12 with an interest in history and adventure.