A powerful novel for children from bestselling author Libby Hathorn.
Can Robbie survive alone on the streets?
Robbie, homeless, caught up in a crime he wants no part of...
Iris, an old lady he mugs in a city park...
Their chance meeting brings about an unlikely friendship which offers both a new future.
But can life really change for the better?
Winner of Society of Women Writers NSW Award for Novel 1995 and the Australian Violence Prevention Certificate Award 1995, and shortlisted for the Human Rights Award 1995.
'Eventful and well-paced' - THE CHILDREN'S BOOK MAGAZINE ONLINE
'This is a most powerful novel. Libby Hathorn has created a haunting picture of vulnerable and troubled youth... Highly recommended.' - READING TIME
Celebrating 25 years of Libby Hathorn, acclaimed author of the Australian young adult classic THUNDERWITH.
Eventful and well-paced - Books for Keeps - The Children's Book Magazine Online
This is a most powerful novel. Libby Hathorn has created a haunting picture of vulnerable and troubled youth... Highly recommended. - Reading Time
Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author and poet of more than seventy books for children, young adults, and adult readers. Translated into several languages and adapted for both stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Holland. In 2014 she won The Alice Award, a national award given to 'a woman who has made a distinguished and long term contribution to Australian literature'. In 2017 she won the Asher Award, a peace prize, for A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy.
Her first young adult novel Thunderwith has enjoyed thirty years in continuous print and was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Two of Libby's picture books, Grandma's Shoes and Sky Sash So Blue, have been performed as operas, with a third, Outside, with music composed by Elena Kats-Chernin, already on its way.
Libby is a keen educator who has lectured part-time at Sydney University and is devoted to being an ambassador for poetry anywhere and everywhere. In 2012 she was a National Ambassador for Reading and travelled to many country towns to talk about Australian literature. Libby acts as a judge for various literary prizes, including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
For more information, free writing tips and teaching resources, go to www.libbyhathorn.com