Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Author(s): Michelle Gillespie

Junior Fiction | Indigenous Books

An evocative retelling of the wreck of the SS Georgette off the coast of Western Australia in 1876, this inspiring account chronicles the heroic efforts of 16 year old Grace Bussell and Sam Isaacs, an Aboriginal stockman. Lavishly illustrated, this mixed media book--which includes collages, computer generated images, and oil paintings--depicts Bussell and Isaacs as they rescue the lives of 50 passengers and crew from sure-drowning. Highlighting the courage and leadership of these two individuals, this fictionalized narrative of historical events gives due credit to a previously unsung hero and demonstrates why Bussell became known as "Australia's own Grace Darling."


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781921696008
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : August 2011
  • : .4 Inches X 8.625 Inches X 9.25 Inches
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Sonia Martinez
  • : Hardback
  • : Michelle Gillespie