Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck Sonia Martinez with Michelle Gillespie
Sixteen-year-old Grace Bussell was hailed a hero for her part in rescuing the passengers and crew of the Georgette from sure drowning. She was called Australia's own Grace Darling. But the rescue would never have been possible without the guidance and leadership of Sam Isaacs, an Aboriginal stockman.
This beautifully illustrated book is an evocative re-telling of the events surrounding the wreck of the Georgette off the south-west coast of Australia.
Shortlisted, Western Australian Young Readers Award, 2012
Notable Book, Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Books, 2012
'An interesting historical story, action-packed language and atmospheric pictures make this book a standout.'- Herald Sun
'… an evocative picture-book retelling of this incredible event, which gives young readers a fresh look at an inspiring young woman … beautifully illustrated by Sonia Martinez' - Junior Bookseller+Publisher
'The drama unfolds page by page with Michelle Gillespie's evocative writing and Sonia Martinez's dramatic illustration, it's wonderful to see our Australian history being retold for children in such an exciting way. ****' - Good Reading Magazine
'Sam and Grace's astonishing true story is told exceptionally well in this picture book. Written by Michelle Gillespie when she was only 19, the vivid text brings the story and characters to life, while Sonia Martinez's dynamic illustrations really capture the drama of this historic rescue.' - Child Magazine
'Gillespie, who was 19 when she wrote the story, has filled it with present-tense immediacy and tension …' - The Advertiser
'The marvellous illustrations complement the story in such a way that you can almost feel yourself in the storm.' - The West Australian
'The book is superbly designed with thick water-marked pages and fine drawings that bring the story to life.' - Koori Mail
CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK
Australia/NZ 2011· Fremantle Press
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