Burnside, Deborah, 1969-

Rebecca and the Queen of Nations : Rebecca Kelly's story, 1874 / Deborah Burnside. - 95 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm - New Zealand girl ; 1 New Zealand girl ; book one .

Novel for children.

Novel for children.

"It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of Nations, a ship bound for New Zealand, but this will be difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name. Rebecca must become a servant for the Walker family and earn her passage to the new colony"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary.

Primary, intermediate.

9780143307716 (paperback)


Runaways--Juvenile fiction.
Irish--History--New Zealand--19th century--Juvenile fiction.
Colonists--History--New Zealand--19th century--Juvenile fiction.
Irish--New Zealand--Juvenile fiction.
Ocean travel--Juvenile fiction.

New Zealand--History--19th century--Juvenile fiction.

Children's stories, New Zealand.
Children's fiction.