Convictions

Coteau Books
Free sample

It’s 1842. 14-year-old Jennie Lawrence has been found guilty of stealing, and finds herself aboard one of the few women-only convict ships destined for Australia. Jennie had been desperate – and, as she gets to know the other women on the convict ship – she realizes she’s not the only one. Many of the women she gets to know were trying to survive, and feed themselves and their families, before they were caught and sentenced to Australia. It’s clear from the moment the ship sets sail that the conditions aboard are abhorrent – women are sea sick and ill from the lack of good food and water, they are beaten if they disobey orders, and sleep brings no reprieve – as bed bugs, rats, and other parasites attack them in the night. The only way for the women to survive the boat ride is if they band together. And so, with the help of her new “family” - Sarah, Bridget, and Alice - and other convicts, Jennie battles the jailers, the ship, and the sea. But will it be enough to set them free?
Read more

About the author

Judith Silverthorne is an award-winning author of children’s novels and series, including the Dinosaur Adventure Series – Dinosaur Hideout (which also has a Japanese edition), Dinosaur Breakout, Dinosaur Stakeout, and Dinosaur Blackout – as well as The Secret of Sentinel Rock, The Secret of the Stone Circle, and The Secret of the Stone House. She is also the author of two non-fiction adult books. She has contributed numerous articles and columns for newspapers and magazines, and has worked as an editor, evaluator, researcher, curator, book reviewer, television documentary producer and scriptwriter, and arts administrator. Judith has presented readings and writing workshops at libraries, schools, and other educational institutions, as well as at conferences. She currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Coteau Books
Read more
Published on
Apr 1, 2016
Read more
Pages
232
Read more
ISBN
9781550508895
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.