A powerful and moving dystopian Middle Grade novel with heart, from Carnegie-shortlisted Australian author Glenda Millard.
Skip's an outsider, a quiet observer. He draws pictures to make sense of the world. He's never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it's better than the one he's left behind, especially when he teams up with homeless veteran Billy. Then come the bombs which leave little Max in his care, and also Tia, the sad dancer, with her sweet baby, Sixpence. Scavenging for food, sheltering in an empty funfair, living on love and imagination... how long can Skip's fragile new family hold out as war grips the city? A tale of hope and survival. Suggested age range 11+.
Available in paperback or as an eBook.
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