CBCA's Notable Australian Children's Books for Younger Readers 2012
Friendship can bloom in the most unexpected places.
Jane's world has been turned upside down. She has a brand-new sister, and her family has moved to a small town, leaving behind everything she knows. She is sure that she will be miserable – but a mysterious old lady, a curious boy and an amazing garden prove her wrong. A story about friendship, hope, and the healing power of nature and art.
About the Author
After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth travelled overland from Katmandu to London. For four years she spent the winter months working in London and the summer months traveling in Europe. When she returned to Melbourne she taught English as a second language to the first wave of Vietnamese refugees for several years, before moving to Canberra to study for her Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. Elsbeth took time off to raise her children before returning to library work when her children were all at school. She has always written but, once she had children, began writing stories for them and in turn rediscovered her love of children’s literature.
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26