What happens when you can't love your baby?
Sometimes the best thing is to run away.
You are here. I don't know how I know that this is the beginning of you. I just do. I should be afraid. But what I feel is, we can do this. You and I.
We first met Emmy in Joanne Hornimans 2001 novel Mahalia. Young and pregnant, Emmy had such high hopes for the future. But what happens when you can't love the baby you thought you'd adore? Sometimes it seems that the best thing is to run away. Little Wing, the companion book to Mahalia, tells us the story of what happens to Emmy when she leaves her baby with the father, Matt, and tries to find her way back to being herself.
JOANNE HORNIMAN has worked as an editor, teacher and artist and has written many books for children and teenagers, including Secret Scribbled Notebooks (A&U 2004), winner of the 2005 Queensland Premier's Literary Award and shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's and Childrens Book Council Awards. A Charm of Powerful Trouble (A&U 2002) was shortlisted for three Premier's Literary awards, and Mahalia (A&U 2001) was a CBC Honour Book, and also shortlisted for numerous awards. Joanne lives in Lismore, Northern NSW.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Joanne Horniman