SHORTLISTED – WEST AUSTRALIA PREMIER’S BOOK AWARDS 2021 – Writing for Children
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS… SO THEY SAY
After losing her father in a car accident four years earlier, eleven-year-old Maddy is trying to navigate her way through life without her biggest hero; her dad.
Her guilt over what she believed was her part in his death leads Maddy on a quest to take one thousand snapshots of moments in time and with people she loves, wishing she were able to share them with him.
This leads to an encounter with djiti djiti, a willie wagtail who reminds Maddy that there is hope, even when life seems difficult.
A story of a search for belonging and a fear of abandonment in a world of ever-changing emotions.
Maddy will make you laugh, cry and cheer for her as she takes you through her journey.
“A wonderfully written and considered story by a very talented author who knows youth well and respects his story craft and his characters with true expressions… a beautiful book…” Karen, Indiebook reviewer.
Published by Playtime Books (Shawline Publishing Group)