An adventurous, fast moving middle grade historical fiction about survival, second chances and searching for your place in the world.
As a young girl growing up in an unforgiving land, Connie learns that sometimes good people need to do bad things to survive.
When her pioneering family travels to outback Queensland to try and rebuild their lives, as their only surviving daughter, Connie struggles to fit into society’s expectations.
The challenges keep mounting as the unforgiving climate threatens their happiness. Devastating drought is followed by a flood that wipes out their entire flock. And then Connie uncovers the real reason behind why her father had to leave Scotland.
When her father's past finally catches up with him, can Connie find the courage to find her own path forward and rewrite the future for her family?
Michelle Worthington is an international award-winning author, screenwriter and business woman. Shortlisted twice for the Children's Book Council of Australia's picture book of the year, two-time winner of the International Book Award and finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, Michelle also received a Gellett Burgess Award and a Silver Moonbeam Award for her contribution to celebrating diversity in literature. Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and enjoys working with charities that support the vision of empowering youth through education. Author currently resides in Sheldon, QLD.
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (September 21, 2022)
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