My Brilliant Career

Miles Franklin

"I love Sybylla; she's exasperating and entertaining, awful and wonderful - all at the same time!”--Gillian, 10
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Real Reads
Contributor(s) :
Brian Harrison-Lever, James Bean, Gillian Flaherty
Language:
English
Series :
Australian Classics
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906230838
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$6.95

Overview
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Sybylla Melvyn yearns for a life in the arts. She loves music and is determined to write a book. But as the daughter of a poor dairy farmer, she despairs of ever realising her ambitions. Then comes the opportunity for Sybylla to go and live with wealthy relatives. In her new home she tastes a life of culture and refinement. She also meets handsome, rich Harold Beecham, who offers her a future most young women would dream of. But Sybylla is torn between a comfortable married life and the career she craves. Will Harold win her over? How will Sybylla live with the choice she makes?

Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions.

About The Author
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Australian illustrator Brian Harrison-Lever was a designer in the television industry before spending fourteen years at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, lecturing in design and drawing. He retired from education in 1997 and moved to from Western Australia to Tasmania, where he now works as a freelance illustrator. Books he has illustrated include the war-based Australian stories In Flanders Fields and Photographs in the Mud, and Call of the Osprey, about an old seafarer renovating a derelict steam-boat.

James Bean and Gillian Flaherty worked together at ELT materials developer International Language Teaching Services, and now run their own ELT business at ELT Essentials in Australia’s New South Wales. James is the author of numerous successful books and series for English language learners, including the fiction readers The Young Riders and Planespotting (a finalist in the 2009 Language Learner Literature Awards). Having been a teacher for many years, Gillian’s books for English language learners around the world include Focus on Reading, Mastery in Reading, Grammar Club, Which Side Are You On?, Listen to This, Pop Culture and The New Millennium.

James Bean and Gillian Flaherty worked together at ELT materials developer International Language Teaching Services, and now run their own ELT business at ELT Essentials in Australia’s New South Wales. James is the author of numerous successful books and series for English language learners, including the fiction readers The Young Riders and Planespotting (a finalist in the 2009 Language Learner Literature Awards). Having been a teacher for many years, Gillian’s books for English language learners around the world include Focus on Reading, Mastery in Reading, Grammar Club, Which Side Are You On?, Listen to This, Pop Culture and The New Millennium.

REVIEWS
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"As with all the Real Reads books for children this one promotes a terrific discussion about the role of women in modern times and in other places/other times. In this little books are the pathos of women, whose plight was much dimmer in the Western World in times past, with little choice but to get married and keep house for a husband who provided the livelihood. Although Western women are much more in charge of their destiny and daily life now, there are still many choices which must be made. In this book the woman chooses her writing career over a life with a man who loves her, but she discovers she still has to do the chores she thought she could avoid by choosing a single life. Very thought provoking and well written."

- Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures

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