by Judith Silverthorne


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Convictions by Judith Silverthorne

It’s 1842. Fourteen-year-old Jennie Lawrence has been found guilty of stealing and finds herself aboard one of the few women-only convict ships, destined for Australia.

The conditions aboard the ship are abhorrent: women are ill from lack of food and water and are beaten if they disobey orders.

The only way for the women to survive the boat ride is to band together. And so, with the help of Sarah, Bridget, Alice and other convicts, her new “family,” Jennie battles the jailers, the ship and the sea. But will it be enough to set them free?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550506525
Publisher: Coteau Books
Publication date: 05/15/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Judith Silverthorne is the author of eight children’s novels, including The Secret of Sentinel Rock and books in the Dinosaur Adventure series, both published by Coteau Books. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. For more information, visit

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