In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke–a ‘finder’ of black market goods–is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl.
Fourteen-year-old Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead. His bike was found at sea, out past the end of the pier, and everyone in town seems to have accepted this as a teenage tragedy. But Oscar s best friend Meg knows he isn t dead. Oscar is an optimistic and kind boy who bakes the world s best apple tarts; he would never kill himself, and Meg is going to prove it.
Already an old man, desert guide Issa has seen thousands of dawns. One particular morning, however, the desert reveals something new; something that changes his life. Tucked away in a narrow cave, shielded from a treacherous dust storm by a faithful camel, a baby girl lies wrapped in fine cotton and wearing half of a star medallion around her neck. Issa names the girl Mariama. As years pass, Issa loses his sight, and Mariama becomes his eyes. So Issa doesn’t see the pattern on the robes of a mysterious young traveler who comes through their village, or the medallion he wears.
Relates the adventures of a dog and his pet girl, whom he calls Rover, featuring a trip to “an enormous sandpit” where Rover wanders away toward the sea and the dog sets out to find her.
The members of a miniature family come to the rescue when young Kevin climbs aboard a car and becomes trapped in a suitcase.
Clover Twig has been warned about The Perilous Path, but when her baby brother goes missing she and her friend Wilf must travel that tricky trail to rescue him from the clutches of Mesmeranza, the evil sister of Clover’s employer, Mrs. Eckles.
Recounts the aborigine story of creation featuring Goorialla, the great Rainbow Serpent.