- The year the maps changed
The year the maps changed
One extraordinary year will change them all...
Sorrento, Victoria, 1999. Fred's family is a mess. Her mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop's had to go away, and Luca's girlfriend Anika and her son have moved in. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map.
Even as things feel like they're spinning out of control for Fred, a crisis from the other side of the world comes crashing in. When a group of Kosovar-Albanian refugees are brought to a government 'safe haven' not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family in ways that no one could have expected.
Shortlisted - 2020 Les Carlyon Literary Prize.
Shortlisted - 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Notable book - 2021 CBCA Younger Readers Award.
Shortlisted - 2021 Readings Children's Book Prize.
Longlisted - 2021 ABIA Book of the Year Award for Young Children.
Longlisted - 2021 Indie Book Awards.
Suitable for: Younger children (7-12 years) & Older children (13+ years).
Details: Children's book (fiction), published 2022.
Format: Soft cover, 320 pages.
Dimensions: 19.6 cm (h) x 12.6 cm (w) x 2.4 cm (d) / 220 grams.