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Mar 19 2009

A small free kiss in the dark by Glenda Millard

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Allen and Unwin, 2009.
(Ages: 10 to 14) Glenda Millard has managed to capture the reader and take them on a journey of discovery in a story filled with strong characters and unexpected events.
Skip has a talent for drawing and a desire to explore the world around him. Tired of the restraints of school life he decides to take off and try his luck. He befriends Bill, a street dweller and fellow artist. Sharing a passion for art, they begin to visit the State Library, exploring the treasures held within. One morning unexpectedly Skip wakes up to find the world as he knew it has changed and so must he to stay alive. As Bill and Skip begin their pursuit for safety they meet Max, Tia and her baby Sixpence. Together they seek to survive in a environment that is ever changing.
This is a thought provoking story about friendship, adversity, resilience and the power of determination.
Tracy Glover

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