Martha’s Journey

Martha's Journey

Martha’s Journey, 2011

ISBN: 9781921042140

New Frontier Publishing, 2011

194 pages

Reading Age: 9 – 13

As Martha Winstanley sets sail from the Liverpool docks on the “Samuel Plimsoll” in 1880, she is filled with foreboding.

All alone and at the age of 12, she is being sent away from her home and family to live with her childless Aunt and Uncle in Australia.

Martha learns to cope with life at sea and the extraordinary events that surround her.


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