How the Finnegans Saved the Ship – French, Jackie

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Title

How the Finnegans Saved the Ship

Author

French, Jackie

Illustrator

Power, Margaret

Publisher

HarperCollins

Published Date

2001

Annotation

Mrs Finnegan and her seven children leave Ireland to join Mr Finnegan in Australia. The year is 1913, one year after the Titanic sinking, so a journey by ship is both exciting and worrying. Whales, icebergs and various adventures test the family’s courage. The novel is inspired by a true story.

Key Concepts

Family, History, Migration, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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