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Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon 1

by Lorraine Marwood
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/02/2021
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A breathtaking verse novel about one girl finding the courage to take her own small steps for humankind.

Humans are about to leave footprints on the moon, but what sort of mark can one girl make here on earth?

It's 1969 and life is changing fast. Sharnie Burley is starting high school and finding it tough to make new friends. As the world waits to see if humans will land on the moon, the Vietnam War rages overseas. While her little cousin, Lewis, makes pretend moon boots, young men are being called up to fight, sometimes without having any choice in the matter. Sometimes without ever coming home.

Dad thinks serving your country in a war is honourable, but when Sharnie's older sister, Cas, meets a returned soldier and stars getting involved in anti-war protests, a rift in their family begins to show. Sharnie would usually turn to her grandma for support, but lately Gran's been forgetting things.

Can she find her own way in this brave new world?

ISBN:
9780702262838
9780702262838
Category:
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-02-2021
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
195x129x20mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Lorraine Marwood

Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children.

Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children's novels and collections of poetry. Lorraine was also the recipient of a May Gibbs mentorship in children's writing.

Her previous titles (Walker Books Australia) include Ratwhiskers and Me, published in 2008, and Star Jumps which was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category, a Notable mention in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010 and won the inaugural Prime Minister’s award for children’s fiction in 2010.

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Customer Reviews

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4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • A verse novel worth the read!

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    This book was simply gorgeous! Told in verse, Marwood's writing hooks you in from the first page as she navigates an ever-changing landscape of war, space exploration and family hardship. This contemporary is one not to miss!