Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

Purchase from Amazon Purchase from Booktopia Purchase from Book Depository Purchase from AbeBooks “Bronze and Sunflower” is a delightful story about a family living in the Jiangsu province, China during the 1960/70s Cultural Revolution. A little orphaned girl, (Sunflower) is adopted by a poor family in the neighbouring village where she and her new brother… Continue reading Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

Listening For Lions By Gloria Whelan

It is 1918 and Rachel lives in a mission hospital in Kenya. Her parents are hardworking, sacrificial English missionaries, dedicated to helping the sick and illiterate. Rachel has never known any other life and she loves Africa. She loves the mission where she helps and loves the tribal people, the terrain, and most of all,… Continue reading Listening For Lions By Gloria Whelan

The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley

I personally think rats are disgusting, vile creatures. They are large, smelly and hard to exterminate. Some people enjoy them as pets, but I would be happy to never see one again. According to the main character in this book, Spinnaker, (father of four 'ratlets' and devoted husband to Restina), I am a ‘humming bean… Continue reading The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

When standing in the shower I noticed there are six taps of running water in my bathroom. The water that comes out is clear and clean, and it even comes in two temperatures - hot and cold! This observation might seem trivial, but when you read, "A Long Walk to Water", you will understand why… Continue reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R M Romero

I found this little book tucked away in a local bookshop. The appealing artwork on the cover really drew me to pick it up and have a good look. It is about a doll called Karolina, who magically travels from the Land of Dolls to a dollmaker’s workshop; where they become friends and their adventure… Continue reading The Dollmaker of Krakow by R M Romero