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Author McVeity, Jen, author

Title Dreamcatcher / Jen McVeity
Published Port Melbourne, Vic. : Lothian, 1999
Port Melbourne, Victoria : Lothian, 1999


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 ADPML SPWV  827.03 M1763 A6/D  LIB USE ONLY
Description 204 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Kerry White collection of Australian children's books. ANL
Summary Tess used to believe her father would always be there. But that was before he got caught up with his rising political career. Tess is different now, too. Shuttling between two homes and two mothers, she's dropped out of championship swimming and almost out of school as well. The only thing that interests her is leading a group of young environmental activists, the 'Green Guerillas'. And even though Tess never goes near the water now, she still has nightmares about drowning ... 'The warm characterizations save all the cliches surrounding broken families, this engrossing Australian tale has a refreshing view of children struggling with the fallout from divorce. Tess's growing awareness of her dad's imperfections and his realization of his own shortcomings make the ending not only happy, but believable.'
Notes Previously published as: On different shores. New York : Orchard Books, 1998
Audience Young adults
Subject Australian fiction.
Children of divorced parents -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Environmental protection -- Fiction.
Families -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Step-parents and step-children -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Whales -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 0850919649
Other Titles Dream catcher