From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How to Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure.
WINNER OF THE 2019 AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S FICTION
SHORTLISTED: CBCA 2020 Awards, Book of the Year, Younger Readers
'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.'
And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away.
Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people...
Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. After 20 years in Melbourne, Bren recently sold everything, and now lives and works in a bus travelling around Australia. In 2018, How to Bee - her first novel for younger readers - won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, and the New Zealand Book Awards Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction. Bren also writes for young adults under the name Cally Black.
Shortlisted Best Book for Younger Readers, CBCA Awards 2020 AU; Shortlisted Best Designed Children's Book, Australian Book Design Awards 2020 AU; Shortlisted Readings Children's Book Prize 2020 AU; Nominated Carnegie Medal 2020 UK; Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2019 AU; Winner Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award, NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2019 NZ
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 14
Children's, Teenage & educational