Elsewhere Girls

by GALE, Emily & WEETMAN, Nova

ISBN: 9781922330451
Australian: Yes
Published: 2021 by Text Publishing
Level: Middle Years (6-9)


This is a timeslip novel, somewhat reminiscent of Ruth Parks\'s Playing Beatie Bow. Cat is a contemporary 2021 girl who has won a swimming scholarship which has brought her family from rural Orange to Sydney. She is ambivalent about her future as a swimmer. Fanny is based on the real Sarah Frances Durack who had to fight hard for women\'s rights to swim in the Olympics. Subsequently she became the first Australian woman to win Olympic gold.

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