Who is the girl in the red cardigan?
Sometimes Evie sees things that other people don't. She's wary of the other kids at school, of what they might see in her drawings, or of what they would say if they knew she was different.
So most of the time she blocks it all out and pretends she's just like everyone else. But a missing girl is trying to tell Evie something. A girl who is very persistent, who will not give up until she is found. A girl who once wore the red cardigan Evie now wears. And Evie can no longer ignore the question that needs an answer … Who is the girl in the red cardigan?
About the Author
J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan , Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long , The Story Of Tom Brennan , Faking Sweet , Starfish Sisters , Ocean Pearl , Pig Boy and Pretty Girl . The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.
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Comments about The Red Cardigan:
A really exciting and intriguing novel, that you cannot put down and can easily read in one afternoon. The main character Evie is well written and relatable figure within the book. It's also nice that you follow her story and go on a journey to her self awerness and see her grow and embrace her "gift"
"A psychological drama with a tightly written plot and a strong grasp of characterization . . . Burke is a powerful new writer." --"Australian Book Review"
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd May 2004
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1