A new historical novel from Anna Ciddor, in the same beautiful, classic storytelling tradition as The Family With Two Front Doors.
We're going to look everywhere,' said Anna.
And they did.
When Anna sets out to find the doll of her dreams, her two younger sisters are eager to help. But it's not easy. This is 1960s Australia and there's no computer or internet yet. This is a time when teachers still write with chalk, cars have no seatbelts, and Mr Whippy sells ice-cream cones for half a penny.
Anna and her sisters fill their days with fun, mischief and adventure - like the time Anna glues a block of wood to her middle sister's foot, then worries it will be stuck there forever! They celebrate birthdays and Passover together, cope with friends being mean, and feed peanuts to the bears at the zoo.
But through it all, Anna never loses sight of her dream.
Inspired by the author's real childhood, this is a warm, funny and fascinating family story from the author of The Family with Two Front Doors.
Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children. Her Viking Magic fantasy series has earned her fans throughout the world. Her previous novel, The Family With Two Front Doors was a CBCA Notable book in 2017. 52 Mondays is a fictionalised account of Anna's own childhood.
Longlisted Book Links Award for Children's Historical Fiction 2021 AU; Longlisted Best Designed Children's Book, Australian Book Design Awards 2020 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
8 - 13
Children's, Teenage & educational