A Child's War
Troy would rather kill soldiers in his computer game than write an essay for the Anzac Day competition. But when Mum comes home from Nanna Elsie's with old photos and a journal from Gallipoli, he has a change of heart.
So moved by Troy’s realistic transcript, the old digger judging the competition chooses Troy’s entry to win first prize. Even Troy’s best mate, Harry, feels some patriotism.
Woven throughout the story are journal entries written by Troy’s ancestor, Arthur, who was just a child when he ran off to war. Arthur’s words take the reader into the harsh reality of trench warfare at Gallipoli and contrast with Troy’s comfortable and indulged life in the current day.
The beautiful cover was created by the amazingly talented, Aaron Pocock, who is currently working on the interior illustrations too.
Looking forward to seeing them!
From the author of The Fifth Shadow, Phoenix
A matter of life and death
Lauren Baxter sees shadows, can sense things, but ignoring her instinct on a freezing winter’s night changes her life forever. She has no memory of how she ended up in the bushland, drunk and with a guy she despises. Is it karma for taking the car for a joy ride or fate’s way of getting her to the hospital to discover one of her family’s terrible secrets?
As the truth from that fateful night and the past explode open, Lauren is torn between joining her dad or staying and facing her destiny. The decision she makes is the difference between life and death.
Too Soon for Midnight, an award winning entry in the CYA competition, weaves the stories of two teenage sisters together in the heart-wrenching tale of a family in crisis.