A girls’ adventure story that has everything: shipwreck, treasure, survival in the wild, strange animals, cross-cultural friendship, wicked villains and kidnapping, set against the pristine southern coastline and virgin forests of Western Australia in 1834. Ages 10-14.
Katie O’Donoghue, an eleven-year-old servant girl, is lost and alone on a strange, deserted shore. Desperately, she searches for shelter, food and water. But there are no villages, no roads or houses. Just a long coast stretching east to west, wild ocean to the south, and a dark forest of tall, tall trees inland. Can Katie survive? Can she trust the people she finally meets and escape the bad men who think she knows where treasure is buried? Educational notes and maps are included.
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