When a family's experience in Depression-era Australia is told through one boy's eyes, the optimism of childhood shines through despite harsh conditions
Dougie and his sisters can't remember the last time it rained. The rainwater tanks are empty, and the creek is just a string of muddy pools where birds and animals come, seeking water. One day, Dougie's dad tells him about his grandfather's gift for water divining, or witching. Dougie wishes he were a water witcher—then they would have a well of their own, always full of water. So Dougie teaches himself the art of water divining and, despite his sisters' teasing and his mother's skepticism, he discovers a night soak of fresh water. Jan Omerod's stunning, evocative illustrations make this a rich and resonating book.
|Publisher:||Little Hare Books|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Years|
About the Author
Jan Ormerod is the acclaimed illustrator of more than 50 books for children. Her first book, Sunshine, brought her instant success, winning the Mother Goose Award, voted the Australian Picture Book of the Year, and listed as an ALA Notable Book. Her other books include Ballet Sisters: The Duckling and the Swan, Doing the Animal Bop, Maudie and Bear, and Moonlight.