Fourteen-year-old Erika and her older sister Sif are desperately
homesick and want to flee their life in the city. Their island home,
Rongo, and their family are calling them.
Arriving on Rongo, a green dot in the Pacific, they find the locals frightened by the changes to their world, and cracks forming in their once-perfect home. Even in this paradise, Erika and her family feel the threat of the encroaching world.
And it isn't only Erika's home that needs her attention. Henry Jacka, a young American shell-collector, catches Sif 's eye and uncovers a long-guarded family secret. Only the determined Erika can prevent him from revealing it.
Ruth Park's prophetic tale, My Sister Sif, is a distinctive, much-loved classic by one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors. It will
appeal to a whole new generation of young Australian readers.
About The Author
RUTH PARK, one of Australia's well-known and best-loved writers, has written many books for children, including the ever-popular Muddle-Headed Wombat series. Her book for young readers Playing Beatie Bow won several international awards, and has been made into a film. My Sister Sif was shortlisted for the 1987 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. Ruth Park lives in Sydney.
Series: UQP Australian Classics Ser.
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd February 2009
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.6 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1