I'm beginning to realise that things don't turn our the way you want them to. And sometimes when they don't, they can turn out just a little bit better.
Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.
About the Author
Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for On the Jellicoe Road, and Melina's screenplay for this book is currently set to be made into a major film with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods.
About the Illustrator
Allison Colpoys is a freelance book designer, illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. Previously she worked at Penguin Books Australia and has won a number of APA design awards, including the Young Designer of the Year award in 2009.
Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. Her books include On the Jellicoe Road, the Lumatere Chronicles series, Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, and The Gorgon in the Gully.
Series: Australian Children's Classics
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 26th March 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 13.7 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.48