Catherine Bateson's stunning new novel charts the stormy waters of a child's grief.
Exploring the themes of death, grief and depression Mimi and the Blue Slave is a heartwarming story that perfectly captures the everyday life of children.
When grief strikes, you need an ally, especially when your mother is shipwrecked by despair. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom.
This warm, captivating story celebrates the odd families we make, as well as those we are born into.
From the CBCA multi award-winning author of Rain May and Captain Daniel, The Wish Pony and Magenta McPhee.
Catherine Bateson writes poetry, verse novels and novels for both younger readers and young adults. She has won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers twice - with Rain May and Captain Daniel, 2003, and Being Bee, 2006. Rain May and Captain Daniel also won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. Three of her other novels, The Wish Pony, Painted Love Letters and Millie and the Night Heron were CBCA Honour Books. Millie and the Night Heron was shortlisted for the YABBA and the KOALA Children's Choice awards, 2007. Her first book for Woolshed Press was the critically acclaimed The Wish Pony, which was an Honour Book in the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year awards.
Mimi and the Blue Slave
Author: Catherine Bateson