Girl of the Southern Sea

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Nia, a girl, living in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia, desperately wants to continue her education and become a writer. But her family can’t afford the school fees. Instead, she looks after her 5-year-old brother, Rudi, and helps her alcoholic father sell banana fritters at the market. 

But Nia is a writer. She can escape her sad existence by telling stories, taking Rudi with her. 

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Ruby reviews Night Ride Into Danger

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Reviewed by Ruby, age 7

I liked Night Ride into Danger because it has horses in it and because Jem and Paw got to drive
the Cobb & Co coach.
My favourite characters are Senorita Rodriques and Juanita because they have lots of secrets!
I’d love to meet both of them because they sound amazing and because they know how to take
care of people like doctors do except they are not doctors.
If I could change one thing about this book I would make it so Paw didn’t injure his leg.
If Imet Jackie French I would tell her that I loved her book and I wish I could write as well as her.
I would recommend this book for kids who like reading exciting books with a bit of danger!

Night Ride into Danger

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Reviewed by the Geni Kuckhahn

It’s a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb & Co night mail coach. But, young Jem Donovan isn’t afraid. He’s helped his father deliver the coach and its passengers safely dozens of times before. With six mysterious characters packed into the coach, this is sure to be an exciting ride. 

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