Mia: Through My Eyes - Australian Disaster Zones

Dianne Wolfer, edited by Lyn White
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A powerful story of one girl's experience of 2019's Cyclone Veronica in Western Australia.

Mia is used to cyclone build-ups, but the noise and energy of the wild rain squalls keep her awake half the night. What if the cyclone hits before Mum gets back? As wild winds batter the coast, Mia knows she must keep calm. The animals need her.

Thirteen-year-old Mia lives on a bush block in the Pilbara, where she assists her mother's work as a vet and equine therapist. Although she is used to the seasonal cyclones that threaten the West Australian coast, nothing can prepare her for the ferocity of Cyclone Veronica when she finds herself home alone and needing to protect their property and the animals she loves.

When her friend Nick arrives, pleading for help, and her favourite horse is injured, will Mia be able to withstand the greatest challenge of her life? As the storm intensifies, can she save her beloved animals?

Author bio:

Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author of 21 books, translated into several languages. Recent publications include her second title in the Aussie STEM Stars series, Skye Blackburn-Lang: eating bugs for the planet, and The Last Light Horse, the fourth book in her acclaimed WWI 'Light' series, which has inspired stage productions and musical adaptations. Dianne writes across genres. Her fantasy quest novel The Shark Caller was sparked by the ancient practice of calling sharks and was written during PhD research into anthropomorphism and animal characters in children's literature. Her second PhD title, The Dog with Seven Names, won the 2019 Speech Pathology Award, was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature and was a CBCA Notable Book. She is an active member of the Australian writing community, having served six years as WA Advisor for SCBWI, and was winner of the Nance Donkin Award for Children's Literature. More details can be found on her websites, www.diannewolfer.com and www.animalswhotalk.com.

Series editor and series creator Lyn White has extensive experience as a primary school teacher-librarian and EAL teacher and in 2010 completed postgraduate studies in Editing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Lyn is passionate about children's literature and has great expertise in engaging students with quality texts. Her work with refugee children motivated her to create the acclaimed Through My Eyes series of books set in contemporary war zones. Lyn created and edited the Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones series to pay tribute to the courage and resilience of children who are often the most vulnerable in post-disaster situations. Lyn continues to teach EAL and is an education consultant and conference presenter.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760877026
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 208
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 11 - 14
Subject: Natural disasters