Wild Bush Days
Penny Harrison, illustrated by Virginia Gray

Hardback | Aug 2022 | MidnightSun Publishing | 9780987380906 | 32pp | 210x295mm | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Age range 3 to 6

Jessie Hickman was Australia’s bold, but little-known, Lady Bushranger. Raised in the circus during the early 1900s, she later turned to a life of crime and cattle hustling. She used her skills as a rough-rider and tightrope walker to elude police, often hiding in a cave, deep in the mountains.

Told through the eyes of two young, modern-day explorers who go looking for the bushranger’s cave, Wild Bush Days conjures the spirit of adventure, from a time when girls weren’t expected to be daring.