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The Year the Maps Changed

The Year the Maps Changed

by Danielle Binks
Paperback
Publication Date: 28/04/2020
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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.

A middle-grade coming-of-age story inspired by true events about the bonds of family, the weight of grief and the power of compassion for fans of THE BONE SPARROW, WOLF HOLLOW and THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.

ISBN:
9780734419712
9780734419712
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-04-2020
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
129x197x29mm
Weight:
0.29kg

'A brilliant gem that will make you see the world - and your place in it - in a new way.' EMILY GALE

'This timely and beautiful story reveals the invisible lines of kindness and empathy that connect us all.' SALLY RIPPIN

Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is a writer, reviewer, agent and book blogger who lives on the Mornington Peninsula. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+) and was shortlisted in the 2018 Gold Inky Awards.

The Year the Maps Changed is Danielle's debut middle-grade novel.

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