Lara's parents are divorced and she hardly remembers her father. But when her mother dies, he takes her to live with him, deep in the Australian outback. Living so far away from everything familiar, Lara fears she will never be accepted and loved - until she meets a mysterious dog, Thunderwith. Reissued with a new jacket.
About The Author
Libby Hathorn is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Libby Hathorn include Aussie Bites- Even Bigger Whoppers, Plus Three More: Library Edition, Over the Moon, Way Home, and Volcano Boy.
A powerful novel about hope and the human spirit's ability to finally win through. - Courier Mail, Brisbane Hathorn deftly injects a sense of wonderment into this intense, very real story. Readers cannot help but be swept up on the action and emotion. - American Publishers Weekly A believable plot featuring a shattering climax and a satisfyingly realistic resolution. - Horn Book ... a powerful book with complex characters and a strong story. - West Australian The parallels between the restorative powers of fantasy are juxtaposed against the cleansing, recuperative power of nature; the symbolic strength to be found in nature is as much to be observe in Libby Hathorn's imagery as is the concomitant power of the imagination. - Children's Book Council of Australia A rich absorbing novel, the author sweeps readers into a tumult of emotions with her teenage protagonist... Rarely do the sensibilities of an adult character emerge so vividly in a young adult novel. Aboriginal stories fleck the narrative, and vivid descriptions of the environment ...add flavour to the book. but ultimately it is the strong characters and the universal problems of adjustment that will tug young adults into the memorable world of Thunderwith. - Quadrant ...a captivating poignant story. - School Library Journal, United States ...a beautifully sensitive story... Hathorn has shown an outst
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1