Written by Penny Harrison, illustrated by Virginia Gray
HB 32 | 210 x 295 | $29.99 | ISBN: 9780987380906
August 2022 | Picture Book | MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books
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.