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Tess Brady

Tess Brady reviews 'Refuge' by Libby Gleeson

February–March 1998, no. 198 01 March 1998
Gleeson is an award-winning novelist for young readers, winning the 1991 Australian Children’s Literature Peace Prize for Dodger and the 1997 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year for Younger Readers with Hannah Plus One. Her other novels include I am Susannah and Skating on Sand, and her picture books include The Princess and the Perfect Dish and Where’s Mum. She is an accomplished write ... (read more)

Tess Brady reviews 'Rift' by Libby Hathorn and 'Killing Darcy' by Melissa Lucashenko

June 1998, no. 201 01 June 1998
I am sitting at my home desk high up in the mountains overlooking the border ranges to New South Wales and then to the left, the strip of highrise, the Gold Coast, and the sea beyond. Hathorn and Lucashenko have both set their recent youth novels in an imaginary location not far from me. The sea and the hinterland is a territory I am beginning to know well and I have enjoyed exploring it a little ... (read more)