Neridah McMullin lives in the city, but is a country girl
at heart. She loves history and true stories. An author of seven
books for children, Neridah is also an award winning short story
writer and poet. Her latest picture book, published by Allen &
Unwin in 2016, ‘Fabish: the horse that braved a Bushfire’ is a true
story set in the Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009. It was
shortlisted for the CBCA 2017 ‘Book of the Year’ in the Eve Pownall
Award. Neridah loves cricket, footy, birdwatching, walking her dog
and meeting other people’s dogs.
Astred Hicks is an award-winning Australian book designer, illustrator and author whose distinctive work for Australian and International publishing houses includes fiction, non-fiction and educational, with a special emphasis on young adult fiction and children’s non-fiction. Most recently, Astred has been included on the Notables list in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards 2022. She was shortlisted in the 2021 Australian Book Design Awards, Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award 2020 and the Wildlife Society's Environmental Award for Children's Literature 2020.
Oh, this book is just exquisite. It’s my favourite book of the year
so far! It’s like being wrapped up in a warm blanket of love while
drinking a mug of something hot and a comforting apple pie […] I
cannot wait for my daughter to read this book because I know she
will adore it too. A squillion stars for this one!
*Mini Travellers Blog*
It is a story based on true events, introduces readers to some fascinating facts about animals and fauna in Australia, and will make your heart sing. […] . This story exudes love and the magical connections and healing powers that true friendship brings.
A truly memorable tale of rediscovering your inner strength and your voice, and the healing power of friendship.
*Red Reading Hub*