It's1941 . . . and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose, and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese. When everything falls apart, will Pearlie be brave enough to stick up for what's right, or will her old fears get the better of her?
Meet Pearlie and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
About the Author
Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her maternal great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush and her father from Shanghai. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.
About the Illustrator
Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.
Series: Our Australian Girl
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 29th January 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1