The Middle of Nowhere

by Geraldine McCaughrean

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Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2014
When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity and her dad are left to fend for themselves in the middle of nowhere- the Australian outback in the 19th century. As her father loses himself in grief, Comity turns to Fred, a young Aboriginal boy and builds a friendship with him which fires the prejudices and violence of the white ‘settlers’. NB: the author has described Comity’s name as meaning "harmony and understanding between nations". Age 9-12, Hardback 292pp