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Australian children’s book author Claire Saxby has delighted children for many years with stories and poems that span a wide range of topics. My Name is Lizzie Flynn, published in 2015, is a picture book about a convict girl traveling to Australia in 1841 and about the making of the Rajah quilt. The moving story and beautiful illustrations by Lizzy Newcomb bring this interesting story to life in a manner that is understandable for a young reader.

TQS has two signed copies of Ms. Saxby's book that are available for you to win. Enter your name and e-mail below by September 5, 9 pm PST. On September 6, 2106, TQS will draw two names by random to win a copy of the book.

 

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#7 hurstville 2016-09-01 00:23
I am completing the Rajah BOM and live if Australia, so this is part of our history which is so often lost.
Well done in bringing it to light.
#6 susan718 2016-08-31 10:38
What a great prize! My 9year old granddaughter is a voracious reader and loves historical novels. (so do I).
THanks for the wonderful giveaway!
#5 Bardan 2016-08-31 09:47
Would love to get a chance to read this book
#4 Jeanne 2016-08-31 08:57
This is a piece of history that I had never heard before. Very surprising, sad, and heartwarming.
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#3 Candi Cordon 2016-08-31 08:29
I can't cross my fingers because I have a project going that needs done soon. I will buy the book, if I don't win. I am sure my grand daughter would love it, of course, after I read it or we can read it together...that 's better. I love to hear her read.
#2 Melissa 2016-08-31 06:25
Fingers are crossed!!!
#1 Anne Brennan 2016-08-31 04:32
I hope to god she's the child of a convict, and not a convict herself! Sounds like a very interesting book.
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