Emily Gale and Nova Weetman: Outlaw Girls

Emily Gale and Nova Weetman: Outlaw GirlsA time-slip novel based on the early life of Kate Kelly, sister of the infamous Ned. From the dream duo of Australian middle-grade fiction, Emily Gale and Nova Weetman, comes an exciting story about horses, family, friendship and working out what matters most, Outlaw Girls.

In the Victorian bushland of 1878, Kate Kelly is trying to keep her brother, Ned, and his gang safe. In the present day, 145 years later, Ruby gets into trouble with the police and impresses her friends with her rule-breaking. Both girls are brave and smart- and very skilled horse riders.

When Ruby stumbles upon Kate in the bush, she is thrown backwards in time and drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. Ruby and Kate work together to distract the police, delivering supplies to the outlaw gang.

Through their horse riding prowess they form a friendship that will stand the tests of time. But when the consequences of the Kelly gang’s actions become dangerous, Kate and Ruby have to decide how far they’re willing to go to protect the ones they love.

Following Emily Gale and Nova Weetman’s beloved first time-slip novel, Elsewhere Girls (commended on the CBCA Notables List and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s History Awards), Outlaw Girls is the perfect adventure story for any young reader.

Emily Gale’s much-loved books include The Goodbye YearThe Other Side of Summer and its companion novel I Am Out with Lanterns, the Eliza Boom Diaries series, Steal My Sunshine and Girl, Aloud, as well as her middle-grade collaborations with friend and fellow author Nova Weetman, Elsewhere Girls and Outlaw Girls.

Nova Weetman is an acclaimed writer of many books for young adults and children. Her middle-grade novels include The Secrets We KeepThe Secrets We Share, Sick Bay, The Edge of Thirteen and The Jammer, as well as Elsewhere Girls and Outlaw Girls with Emily Gale.

Outlaw Girls is published by Text Publishing and is available from all good book retailers including Booktopia.

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