"The daughter of an artist and a scientist, and your own interesting self, Millie. What more could you need? But Millie isn't sure that Tom, her mum's boyfriend, is right about that. A new town, a school project due, an enemy called Tayla, a boy with the initials RH and Tom himself. It's all too much even for an interesting girl like Millie. But as her father says, change is needed, and sometimes it's the biggest changes that make us who we are. Millie and the Night Heron is a gentle, lyrical and moving tale from award-winning author Catherine Bateson which reminds us all to stop and remember the important things in life.
About The Author
Catherine Bateson writes poetry, verse novels and novels for both younger readers and young adults. She has won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers twice - with RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL, 2003, and Being Bee, 2006. RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL also won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. Three of her other novels, THE WISH PONY, PAINTED LOVE LETTERS and MILLIE AND THE NIGHT HERON were CBCA Honour Books. MILLIE AND THE NIGHT HERON was shortlisted for the YABBA and the KOALA Children's Choice awards, 2007. Her first book for Woolshed Press was the critically acclaimed THE WISH PONY, which was an Honour Book in the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year awards.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd May 2005
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1