When London editor Georgia Abbott comes to Sydney to work on Glow, a glossy woman's magazine, she has high hopes for a bright new start. Leaving behind a broken heart (her own) and a philandering ex-fiance, she's looking forward to immersing herself in the Tim Tam-eating sisterhood of woman's mags. Not to mention being whisked off into the dusty Australian sunset by a suntanned, Akubra-hatted fantasy man.
"Everything is free. That's the secret. The only thing that isn't free is you. You do as you're told; you sit in your seat till they say, 'Stand.' You stay put till they say, 'Go.' Maybe that's the way you like it. It's easy. It's all there. You don't have to think about it. You don't even have to feel it. I sometimes wonder how this planet keeps on sticking to my feet. They did everything they could to pin me down: my mum, my dad, school. They put me in homes with kind guys and they put me in homes with bastards."
"Hamlet and Piglet", by Rolf Heimann: Piglet is a kitten from the countryside with the reputation of being able to see ghosts. He is taken to the big city to keep a theatre free of rodents and to solve the mystery of the theatre's ghost, Hamlet. "Tom", by Rolf Heimann: When Tom's future foster-father, Mr Clayton, is curious about why they call the boy a little criminal, Tom explains that his misdeeds always start like little acorns that snowball into mighty monsters. Plus two more stories!
"Henry the Holiday Pony": The best part of Abby's seaside holiday is riding Henry, the only pony among the donkeys on the beach. But one day Abby gets a terrible shock - Henry and the donkeys have disappeared! Will Abby ever see her holiday pony again? "Freddie the Frisky Pony": Zoe is thrilled to bits with Freddie, her new pony. Freddie's such fun to ride - and she loves to gallop. Zoe's parents are worried that Freddie's too frisky for Zoe, and when Freddie suddenly bucks Zoe off, they decide she must go! Will Zoe have to say goodbye to her dream pony?
Rosie the Runaway Pony: Kay's pony Rosie loves exploring. She's always running away from her boring old field. But one day, Rosie goes too far. Will Kay ever see her pony again? Willow the Wild Pony: Willow loves living at Devon Farm with her owner, Hannah. But she's always wanted to be a wild pony. One day, Willow gets her chance. She escapes to the moors, where the ponies roam free....
The Yangtze in this story is not China's biggest waterway, but a rather magical place on the outskirts of a small town in the backwoods of Quebec, Canada. With a few quick brush strokes, Karen Wallace transports the listener to a time and a place where children enjoyed a freedom that is impossible to imagine today. The plot moves along quickly, its profound observations and simple truths skillfully unveiled through vivid and authentic dialogue.
Bracken, the Bradman's cat, has given birth to nine adorable kittens. They have very different personalities, and each needs a very special home. Can the Bradmans be sure they've found the right owners?
This collection features all nine kittens: Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Emerald, Amber, Jet, Daisy, Buttercup, and Weed in their very first adventures!
Sam the School Pony: Becky loves Sam, the pony who lives in the field next to her school. She's thrilled when her class are told they can look after him. Everyone enjoys being with Sam, until something terrible happens. Can Becky help her perfect pony when it really matters?