Fay lives alone with her father on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island, but her isolated life takes a dramatic turn with the outbreak of World War 1. Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war. Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.
"Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs, and news clippings, Wolfer's book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike." FrancesAtkinson, arts editor, "Sunday Age""
Dianne Wolfer is the author of 12 books for children and young adults, including "Border Line," "Butterfly Notes," "Choices," "Horse-Mad," "The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in her Bra," and "Photographs in the Mud." Brian Simmonds is an award-winning artist whose work can be found in many private and public collections throughout Australia.