Author(s): Melina Marchetta; Deb Hudson (Illustrator)
'A charming series that will enchant all who read it.'
The Book Muse
'Bursting with warmth, family love, troublesome dogs, and growing things . . . perfect for beginning readers . . . Zola is such a delightful, thoughtful, and slightly mischievous character.'
Aussie Kids Books
'Well supported with charming, family friendly illustrations, this lovely rounded story is told with a sensitivity for the generations that have preceded us. The tale will delight young readers . . .'
'There is a rich diversity in families with single parents, same-sex parents, multi-generational families and different cultures . . . Perfect for newly independent readers or for class or home read-alouds, I highly recommend this for little humans from around 6 years upwards.'
A beautiful big family, cousins living in the house behind you, a hole in the fence for you to climb through and play. A beautiful street, a community of people you love . . . a neglected garden that everyone has forgotten . . . a beautiful junior novel about family and community. . . It truly does warm your heart as you read it . . . This is a junior fiction series to pay attention to. It's absolutely stunning!'
Kids Book Review
'Early readers aged 5-7 are very fortunate to now have a Melina Marchetta story just for them.' Angela Crocombe, Books + Publishing