Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Apr 9, 2016

Reviewed 17.12.15


Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Armin Greder
Windy Hollow Books
ISBN: 9781922081483
RRP: $25.99

A family is in danger under threat from the authorities; they must leave quickly and set off without possessions across the desert with their loyal donkey. The soldiers are near; loud rumbling fills the dark and the dust. Narrowly they avoid the dangers to find humble refuge in another land. Are they yet safe? It’s an ancient story; and a story for our times. Flight is a provocative story to be shared with discerning 7 to 8 year olds and more mature readers; one of the most extraordinary Australian books published this year.