The game is called Beatie Bow, and the kids play it for the thrill of giving themselves a scare. It’s Beatie Bow, risen from the dead!
When Abigail is drawn in, the game quickly changes from a harmless little scare to an extraordinary adventure, as she is transported to a place that is strangely familiar....
And in a Sydney she barely recognises, she’ll meet the real Beatie Bow and the family that will change her life.
©1980 Ruth Park (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Beattie, as she was so feisty and prickly, but brave
Beautiful narration by Kate Hood. She adds an atmosphere and authentic voice that really lifts the story off the page, giving life to the lovely Dovey, feisty Beattie and even the awful Gibbie..
Very much a coming of age story, so plenty of reflection/dwelling on a very female take on first love. Bit much for the 8-10 year-old boys I was playing it too. Better suited to mid teen girls.
"One of my favourite books"
I have read the print version half a dozen times and loved it. The audio version is good because it helps to create the various accents which I could not hear in my head when I read the book.
Granny Is my favourite character because she is warm and loving, she holds her own family together and she shows kindness and understanding as she helps Abigale to find strength and maturity to deal with her own challenges.
Yes and when I got to the end I wanted to start again
I love this book, it has stood the test of time.
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