Sarindi thinks he is the luckiest boy in Indonesia - and he's just won his best friend Jaya's lucky marble to prove it. But as he finds out, luck can be more mischievous than the cheekiest monkey.
When Sarindi's mother suddenly becomes sick, it seems as if all the bad luck in the world has come to visit. And when his mother is not getting well, Sarindi thinks there must be something he can do to help.
He decided to visit every sacred place he knows, and pray for his mother's good health at each - because who knows which will turn her sickness away?
This is the sequel to Sarindi and the Lucky Bird, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, 2002, and highly commended for Younger Readers in the Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature 2002.
About the Author
Janine M. Fraser's Sarindi and the Lucky Bird was also shortlisted in the New South Wales Premier's Awards in 2002. She also wrote Abdullah's Butterfly. Janine lives in Riddell's Creek, Victoria.
About the Illustrator
Elise Hurst is a full-time artist and writer who lives in Melbourne. She has over fifty books to her credit, including The Night Garden, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council Book of Australia Awards in 2008.
For Ages: 8 - 10 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.1