Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

written by Gary Crew illustrated by Julian Laffan reviewed by Yvonne Mes Pondering a future beyond the forest, Alice a young girl, befriends a lyrebird and the elderly widower nearby. Alice is an independent and confident girl, who we follow from the age of 3 until she is 14 while she is living with her … Continue reading Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

Brindabella

Written by Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrated by Andrew Joyner  Reviewed by Zewlan Moor  Brindabella is a gentle story about friendship, death, loneliness and the harsh realities of the bush. It is thematically reminiscent of Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, also from Allen and Unwin. Like Fox, Brindabella is bound to be a classic.  Pender … Continue reading Brindabella