Poppy and the Thief

Poppy and the Thief Poppy s journey continues in this the third of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life Poppy is on the road again desperately trying to catch up with her brother When she meets

  • Title: Poppy and the Thief
  • Author: Gabrielle Wang Lucia Masciullo
  • ISBN: 9780143305347
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poppy s journey continues in this, the third of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal In WPoppy s journey continues in this, the third of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold She s so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured Will anyone believe that she s innocent

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    1. Eleven-year-old Poppy, a half-Chinese, half-Aboriginal orphan, has disgused herself as a boy and run away from the mission where she lived with other Aboriginal orphans. After she was injured she spent some time recovering at the home of a kind family. Now that Poppy has recovered form her injury, she is moving on, hoping to finally find her older brother, Gus, who ran away from the mission hoping to find gold so that he and Poppy could have a home of their own. Shortly after Poppy continues her [...]

    2. [This is crossposted from my review of book 2, [book:Poppy at Summerhill|9698881] ]When I read Meet Poppy in October 2011, I said that I hoped to read the following books the next weekend. Sadly, I didn't get to them until New Year's Day and shortly thereafter. (Sadly, I also spent the entirety of the previous review calling Poppy "Polly". I'm surprised no one pointed that slip out to me!) I've really enjoyed the next two instalments (this 'review' will be for both book 2 and book 3), particular [...]

    3. It’s 1864 and Poppy lives at Bird Creek Mission near Echuca. She hates life there, only her brother Gus, living there too, makes it bearable. They are both part aboriginal, their mother died and their father disappeared leaving them to cope with Mission life. Gus teaches all the kids how to look for bush tucker, he often gets in trouble.One day Gus tells Poppy he plans to leave to look for their father. Poppy is scared for him, but, he promises to return for her before her thirteenth birthday, [...]

    4. This installment in the Poppy series was quite slow, I thought. I think it just doesn't gel with my interests as much as the Rose or Letty books, which is why I'm enjoying Poppy a little less. Though I will read the fourth one for completion's sake, and because I do want to know what happens! I'm worried someone will try and rob her of the gold nugget :/I guess since neither Chinese culture nor Aboriginal culture are pet subjects of mine, I'm less invested in this but at the same time I do find [...]

    5. After 'Meet Poppy' and 'Poppy at Summerhill' this is the third book in Our Australian Girls series by Gabrielle Wang.‘Poppy and the Thief’, Poppy leaves the safety and new friendships of Summerhill to continue her search for her brother. She carries a letter, in Chinese, that she needs interpreted, to solve to clues and find her father. She meets up with a boy, Fisher, her dog and travelling companion, shows instant distrust of the boy. Poppy decides she needs company on the road, but, she q [...]

    6. Ok so it is simplified and idealised but it gives some important points about history in it;s simple plot with good, likeable characters. It's too short and easy to contain more than that. It's gently anti-racist in a grounded in history way. It's a good starting point for Australian history. It reads very easily and is positive in outlook.

    7. This book included interesting details about the Chinese on the goldfields, with Poppy continuing her search.

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