A Great Escape is a story of courage, resilience and bravery during a time of uncertainty. Felice Arena has again written about a difficult topic in a way that keeps the reader invested in the story.
Trouble comes to Tea Tree Bend! Brother and Sister Cam and Ellie and their friends Billy and Louisa have had enough of the town signs not having apostrophes. They develop a posse and take it into their own hands to fix things.
“Lottie has a secret…Only Lottie knew that a shark was hiding in the swimming pool.” Each week at Swimming lesson Lottie just sits and watches, making sure the shark doesn’t eat her. It is not until one week that Lottie makes a new friend Walter, that she begins to find her bravery.
It’s 1914 and Evie was experiencing a life of goodness and happiness until her sweetheart, Tom, leaves for the war. In a different time, 2017, we have story of strong-willed Lizzie who is changing, rejecting friends and what she believes to be right.
There is a certain magic as we see Grace watch her seed grow, not knowing what it is but completely dedicated to it, waiting and watching everyday for it to sprout.
I love my mum because ‘she knows which colour I am on the inside.’ This interactive book is fun and heartwarming, encouraging your child to be creative and to share special time with their mamma.