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A mother’s story of triumph over tragedy
The extraordinary story of Nancye O’Reilly. Drama and tragedy have pursued Nancye O’Reilly throughout her life. Adopted as a baby and abused from a young age, she married young and gave birth to two beautiful girls, Juliet and Alicia. Seven-year-old Alicia was brutally raped and murdered; today, the case remains unsolved.
Nancye’s eldest daughter, Juliet, died seven years later in a car accident and after suffering a miscarriage, Nancye made a critical decision – she decided to no longer be a victim and as a result of her extraordinary experiences, she is now in a position to effect change as an advocate for victim’s rights.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | Photographs | 168 Pages |
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step.
But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.
Within the illustrations is a ‘spot the difference’ game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |
This heart-warming picture book explores the bond between a father and his daughter. One day, a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea.
Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with lyrical text to create a story that’s perfect for readers aged 4–8. This book will be cherished by families and recommended by teachers and librarians, exploring as it does the resilience of nature, the art of forgiveness, and the unique love between a parent and child.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |