A warm narrative verse-novel about a family's life on the farm during harsh times.
A poignant verse novel depicting the joys and heartbreaks of a farming family as they struggle to cope with the devastating effects of long term drought. Told through the eyes of Ruby, day to day farm life involves playing in grassy paddocks with siblings, doing jobs and helping out, and witnessing birth, death and sacrifice. The family are devastated when they have to sell off some of their herd, but in the spirit of hope it is Ruby who tries in her own small way to help the family by making miniature bales of hay.
Lorraine Marwood is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in international literary magazines and has also published several children's books, including The Girl who Turned into Treacle and Rot Your Socks. Her first book for Walker Books Australia, Ratwhiskers and Me, was published in 2008.
Author: Lorraine Marwood