My Name is Lizzie Flynn

My Name is Lizzie Flynn

A Story of the Rajah Quilt

by Claire Saxby and Lizzy Newcomb

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2017

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Based on the story of a quilt that was made by convict women on board the Rajah, bound for Australia.

Lizzie Flynn has nothing but her name when she boards the Rajah, which is bound for the penal colony of Australia.

On board the Rajah the convict women were given a "useful bag" containing among other things fabric and needle and thread.

The women were taught to sew and together they made the Rajah quilt which is currently housed in the National Library.

ISBN:
9781921977220
9781921977220
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-06-2017
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
272x242x5mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby is an award-winning and bestselling picture book author. Her two previous Nature Storybooks, Big Red Kangaroo (2013) and Emu (2014), both illustrated by Graham Byrne, have won numerous awards, including the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award.

Big Red Kangaroo was a 2014 CBCA Notable Book, and won the CBCA Crichton Award for illustration, and Emu was short-listed for the 2015 CBCA Eve Pownall Award and won the Environment Award for Children's Literature. Claire lives in Melbourne, where she works part-time in a bookshop.

Lizzy Newcomb

As a child, Lizzy Newcomb would sit and watch her dad draw and hand-colour his architectural plans; this inspired her love of art.

Sydney-born and raised, she spent most of her childhood exploring the bushland near her home and began a love affair with nature.

Lizzy has studied nursing, travelled throughout Europe and Scandinavia, and run a business producing handmade ceramic pieces. In 2006 her first solo exhibition sold out and she has held an exhibition each year since.

My Name is Lizzie Flynn (written by Claire Saxby) is her first book.

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