New verse novel

New verse novel

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

In November 2022 it was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.


‘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

‘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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