“Mina and the Whole Wide World” won the Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature in 2022.

“Mina and the Whole Wide World” won the Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature in 2022.

“Mina and the Whole Wide World” (published by UQP) also won a CBCA Notable Book award in 2022. More here.

Reviews

‘One of the most moving stories written in verse that I have read and I would love to have a class of children I could read it to.’ Good Reading magazine

‘A gem of a novel encompassing friendship, inter-racial harmony and compassion.’ Dim’s Write Stuff

Review from Kete Books NZ – “I think it’s the best children’s novel I’ve read this year.” – Trevor Agnew

‘Big issues written about in an accessible way – clever, engaging and thought-provoking… A great introduction to verse novels for young kids.’ One More Page podcast

‘The wonderful story will encourage readers to reassess their own shortcomings when welcoming new students to the class, and make them aware that many are from vastly different places in this wide world.’ ReadPlus

‘A sweet and sensitive tale.’ Magpies

‘A beautifully crafted book…Mina and the Whole Wide World shows young readers that ultimately, it is kindness and compassion which connects us all across this big wide world.’ Aussie Kids Books

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